orator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman oratour, from Latin orator.

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Noun[edit]

orator (plural orators)

  1. Someone who orates or delivers an oration.
  2. A skilled and eloquent public speaker.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From orare.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ōrātor m (genitive ōrātōris); third declension

  1. orator, speaker

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ōrātor ōrātōrēs
genitive ōrātōris ōrātōrum
dative ōrātōrī ōrātōribus
accusative ōrātōrem ōrātōrēs
ablative ōrātōre ōrātōribus
vocative ōrātor ōrātōrēs

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References[edit]

  • orator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • orator in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “orator”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • orator” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to sketch the ideal of an orator: imaginem perfecti oratoris adumbrare
    • to be considered the foremost orator: primum or principem inter oratores locum obtinere
    • to say only a few words: pauca dicere (pauca verba dicere only of the orator)
  • orator in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • orator in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • orator in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French orateur, Latin ōrātor.

Noun[edit]

orator m (plural oratori, feminine equivalent oratoare)

  1. orator, speaker

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǒraːtor/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ra‧tor

Noun[edit]

òrātor m (Cyrillic spelling о̀ра̄тор)

  1. orator

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