pastor

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See also: Pastor and păstor

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*peh₂-

From Old French pastor (Modern French pasteur), from Latin pastor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pastor ‎(plural pastors)

  1. (now rare) A shepherd; someone who tends to a flock of animals.
  2. Someone with spiritual authority over a group of people
  3. A Muslim imam
  4. A minister or a priest in a Christian church.

Synonyms[edit]

  • shepherd (in a figurative, religious sense)

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Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

pastor ‎(third-person singular simple present pastors, present participle pastoring, simple past and past participle pastored)

  1. (Christianity) To serve a congregation as pastor
    • 2009, January 21, “Shaila Dewan”[New York Times], Epic Campaign Divided Family, Then United It:
      As they pastored churches in Georgia and Texas, they supported talented black politicians who were unable to win statewide office.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*peh₂-

From Old Provençal pastor, from Latin pastor, pastōrem.

Noun[edit]

pastor m ‎(plural pastors)

  1. shepherd, herder
  2. pastor, priest

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*peh₂-

From pāscō ‎(to feed, maintain, pasture, graze), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- ‎(to protect).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pastor m ‎(genitive pastōris); third declension

  1. A person who tends sheep; shepherd.
    • Sextus Propertius, Elegiae; II, i, 43–4
      Navita de ventis, de tauris narrat arator,
      Enumerat miles vulnera, pastor oves.
      The sailor tells of winds, the ploughman of bulls,
      the soldier counts his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pastor pastōrēs
genitive pastōris pastōrum
dative pastōrī pastōribus
accusative pastōrem pastōrēs
ablative pastōre pastōribus
vocative pastor pastōrēs

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*peh₂-

Borrowing from Latin pastor.

Noun[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

pastor

  1. pastor

Inflection[edit]

singular plural
indefinite pastor pastorer
definite pastoren pastorene

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*peh₂-

From Latin pastor, pastōrem.

Noun[edit]

pastor m ‎(oblique plural pastors, nominative singular pastre, nominative plural pastor)

  1. shepherd
  2. (Christianity) pastor

Descendants[edit]


Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pastor, pastōrem.

Noun[edit]

pastor m ‎(oblique plural pastors, nominative singular pastors, nominative plural pastor)

  1. shepherd

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pastor.

Noun[edit]

pastor m pers

  1. pastor (in Protestant churches)

Declension[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

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pastor

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*peh₂-

From Old Portuguese pastor, from Latin pastor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pastor m (plural pastores, feminine pastora, feminine plural pastoras)

  1. shepherd (person who tends sheep)
  2. herder
  3. parson

Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*peh₂-

From Latin pastor, through singular ablative (pastōre), where stressed vowel is "o" (in the nominative case, it is "a"), like in Italian pastore.

Noun[edit]

pastor m ‎(plural pastores, feminine pastora)

  1. shepherd
  2. herder
  3. pastor, priest

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pastor c

  1. A pastor, priest.
  2. indefinite plural of pasta

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Descendants[edit]

Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*peh₂-

From Latin pastor, pastōrem. Compare Italian pastore.

Noun[edit]

pastor m (plural pastori) or pastor m (plural pasturi)

  1. shepherd