instigator

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From Latin instīgātor(stimulator), from instigāre (present infinitive of īnstīgō(to incite, set on, stimulate, rouse or urge), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *st(e)ig-, *(s)teig-, *steyg-(to be sharp, to stab; to puncture; to goad)) + -or (from (suffix forming masculine agent nouns), from Proto-Indo-European *-h₃onh₂-(suffix forming nouns denoting authority or burden)); cognate with French instigateur.

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instigator ‎(plural instigators)

  1. A person who intentionally instigates, incites, or starts something, especially one that creates trouble.

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instīgātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of instīgō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of instīgō

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