gubernator

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gubernō (to pilot, govern) + -tor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gubernātor m (genitive gubernātōris); third declension

  1. Helmsman or pilot of a boat.
    • Unknown origin, often attributed to Publilius Syrus
      In tranquillo esse quisque gubernator potest.
      In a calm sea anyone can be the helmsman.
  2. Leader or governor.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative gubernātor gubernātōrēs
genitive gubernātōris gubernātōrum
dative gubernātōrī gubernātōribus
accusative gubernātōrem gubernātōrēs
ablative gubernātōre gubernātōribus
vocative gubernātor gubernātōrēs

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References[edit]

  • gubernator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gubernator in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “gubernator”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • gubernator” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • gubernator in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers