raptor

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin raptor (thief).

Noun[edit]

raptor (plural raptors)

  1. A bird of prey.
  2. (obsolete) One who ravishes or plunders.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Popularized (and possible coined) in 1990 by Michael Crichton in Jurassic Park; shortened from velociraptor.

Noun[edit]

raptor (plural raptors)

  1. (informal, paleontology) One of the dromaeosaurs, a family of carnivorous dinosaurs having tearing claws on the hind legs.

External links[edit]

  • raptor at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rapiō (seize, grab, snatch).

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Noun[edit]

raptor m (genitive raptōris); third declension

  1. A thief, robber, plunderer.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative raptor raptōrēs
genitive raptōris raptōrum
dative raptōrī raptōribus
accusative raptōrem raptōrēs
ablative raptōre raptōribus
vocative raptor raptōrēs

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References[edit]

  • raptor” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

raptor m (plural raptores, feminine raptora, feminine plural raptoras)

  1. abductor; kidnapper

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

raptor m (plural raptores)

  1. kidnapper; abductor