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interpretor (plural interpretors)

  1. Archaic form of interpreter.



From interpres (translator, agent)



interpretor (present infinitive interpretārī, perfect active interpretātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. I explain, expound
  2. I interpret, translate
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate In Job praefatio:
      Hoc unum scio, non potuisse me interpretari, nisi quod ante intellexeram.
      I only know this one thing: I could not translate what I did not understand.
    • c. 600 CE – 625 CE, Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae 7.5.1:
      Angeli Graece vocantur, Hebraice malachoth, Latine vero nuntii interpretantur, ab eo quod Domini voluntatem populis nuntiant.
      Angels are called thus in Greek, and malakhoth in Hebrew, [literally] translated into Latin as "messengers" because they deliver God's will to the [world's] many peoples.
  3. I understand, conclude


   Conjugation of interpretor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present interpretor interpretāris,
interpretātur interpretāmur interpretāminī interpretantur
imperfect interpretābar interpretābāris,
interpretābātur interpretābāmur interpretābāminī interpretābantur
future interpretābor interpretāberis,
interpretābitur interpretābimur interpretābiminī interpretābuntur
perfect interpretātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect interpretātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect interpretātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present interpreter interpretēris,
interpretētur interpretēmur interpretēminī interpretentur
imperfect interpretārer interpretārēris,
interpretārētur interpretārēmur interpretārēminī interpretārentur
perfect interpretātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect interpretātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present interpretāre interpretāminī
future interpretātor interpretātor interpretantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives interpretārī interpretātum esse interpretātūrum esse
participles interpretāns interpretātus interpretātūrus interpretandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
interpretandī interpretandō interpretandum interpretandō interpretātum interpretātū

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  • interpretor”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • interpretor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • interpretor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to explain a dream: somnium interpretari
    • to render something into Latin: aliquid (graeca) latine reddere or sermone latino interpretari
  • interpretor in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016