machinator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin māchinātor (engineer, inventor).

Noun[edit]

machinator (plural machinators)

  1. One who machinates, or forms a scheme with evil designs; a plotter or artful schemer.

Related terms[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for machinator in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

māchinātor m (genitive māchinātōris); third declension

  1. engineer
  2. inventor

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative māchinātor māchinātōrēs
genitive māchinātōris māchinātōrum
dative māchinātōrī māchinātōribus
accusative māchinātōrem māchinātōrēs
ablative māchinātōre māchinātōribus
vocative māchinātor māchinātōrēs

Verb[edit]

māchinātor

  1. second-person singular future active imperative of māchinor
  2. third-person singular future active imperative of māchinor

References[edit]

  • machinator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • machinator in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “machinator”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • machinator” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • machinator in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016