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From pīnsō (pound, beat) +‎ -tor.


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpiːs.tor/, [ˈpiːs̠t̪ɔr] or IPA(key): /ˈpis.tor/, [ˈpɪs̠t̪ɔr]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈpis.tor/, [ˈpist̪or]
  • Note: the original short vowel was apparently prone to analogical substitution from pīnsō.


pī̆stor m (genitive pī̆stōris); third declension

  1. (originally) pounder of far/spelt (a slave who grinds it into flour)
  2. (from ~2c. BC, when bread baking becomes a trade) miller and/or baker


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pī̆stor pī̆stōrēs
Genitive pī̆stōris pī̆stōrum
Dative pī̆stōrī pī̆stōribus
Accusative pī̆stōrem pī̆stōrēs
Ablative pī̆stōre pī̆stōribus
Vocative pī̆stor pī̆stōrēs

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  • pistor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pistor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pistor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • pistor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • pistor”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pistor”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • pistor”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin



From Latin pistor (miller; baker).


forner m (plural forneri)

  1. baker
    Synonym: forner

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