protector

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman protectour, protector, from Latin prōtector, from prōtegō (shield, protect).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) enPR: prə-tĕk'tər, IPA(key): /pɹəˈtɛktɚ/
    • (file)
  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəˈtɛktə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛktə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: pro‧tec‧tor

Noun[edit]

protector (plural protectors, feminine protectress or protectrix)

  1. Someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.
  2. A device or mechanism which is designed to protect.
  3. One who prevents interference.
  4. A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law.
  5. (Britain, historical) One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent.
  6. (Roman Catholicism) A cardinal, from one of the more considerable Roman Catholic nations, who looks after the interests of his people at Rome; also, a cardinal who has the same relation to a college, religious order, etc.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōtēctor.

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protector (feminine protectora, masculine plural protectors, feminine plural protectores)

  1. protective (serving to protect)
    • 2020 January 25, “La Xina pugna per contenir el virus”, in La Vanguardia[1]:
      Ahir mateix els principals centres van demanar públicament donacions de tota mena de material protector, incloent-hi màscares sanitàries, ulleres protectores, guants o bates quirúrgiques.
      Yesterday the main centers publicly asked for donations of all kinds of protective material, including sanitary masks, protective goggles, gloves or surgical gowns.

Noun[edit]

protector m (plural protectors, feminine protectora)

  1. protector (someone who protects or guards)

protector m (plural protectors)

  1. protector (a device or mechanism which is designed to protect)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōtector, from prōtegō (to shield, protect).

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protector m (plural protectoren, diminutive protectortje n)

  1. A protector, guardian, regent etc.
  2. (rare) Title of certain orphanage governors

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Latin[edit]

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prōtēctor m (genitive prōtēctōris); third declension

  1. protector (all senses)
  2. guardian; guard

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative prōtēctor prōtēctōrēs
Genitive prōtēctōris prōtēctōrum
Dative prōtēctōrī prōtēctōribus
Accusative prōtēctōrem prōtēctōrēs
Ablative prōtēctōre prōtēctōribus
Vocative prōtēctor prōtēctōrēs

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

protector m (plural protectores, feminine protectora, feminine plural protectoras)

  1. Alternative spelling of protetor (superseded in Brazil by the 1943 spelling reform, and by the Orthographic Agreement of 1990 elsewhere. Still used in countries where the agreement hasn’t come into effect, and as an alternative spelling in Portugal, where the agreement came into effect in May 2009.)

Adjective[edit]

protector m (feminine singular protectora, masculine plural protectores, feminine plural protectoras, comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of protetor (superseded in Brazil by the 1943 spelling reform, and by the Orthographic Agreement of 1990 elsewhere. Still used in countries where the agreement hasn’t come into effect, and as an alternative spelling in Portugal, where the agreement came into effect in May 2009.)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōtēctor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɾoteɡˈtoɾ/, [pɾot̪eɣˈt̪oɾ]

Adjective[edit]

protector (feminine singular protectora or protectriz, masculine plural protectores, feminine plural protectoras or protectrices)

  1. protective
    una familia protectora
    a protective family

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Noun[edit]

protector m (plural protectores, feminine protectora or protectriz, feminine plural protectoras or protectrices)

  1. protector (someone who protects or guards)

protector m (plural protectores)

  1. protector (a device or mechanism which is designed to protect)

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