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See also: Victor and Víctor



Borrowed from Latin victor (a conqueror).


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɪk.tə(ɹ)/
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victor (plural victors)

  1. The winner in a fight or contest.
    • 2011 October 23, Phil McNulty, “Man Utd 1 - 6 Man City”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      City were also the victors on that occasion 56 years ago, winning 5-0, but this visit was portrayed as a measure of their progress against the 19-time champions.
  2. Victor, the letter V in the ICAO spelling alphabet.


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Consists of vic- +‎ -tor, from Proto-Indo-European *wi-n-k-, nasal infix from *weyk- (to overcome).

Latin vic- is also the root of vincō (to conquer).

The female form is victrix.



victor m (genitive victōris, feminine victrīx); third declension

  1. conqueror, vanquisher
  2. victor, winner, champion


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative victor victōrēs
Genitive victōris victōrum
Dative victōrī victōribus
Accusative victōrem victōrēs
Ablative victōre victōribus
Vocative victor victōrēs


victor (genitive victōris); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. victorious, triumphant, conquering


Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative victor victōrēs victōria
Genitive victōris victōrium
Dative victōrī victōribus
Accusative victōrem victor victōrēs victōria
Ablative victōrī victōribus
Vocative victor victōrēs victōria

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  • victor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • victor in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • victor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • victor in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • to beg for mercy from the conqueror: salutem petere a victore
    • to give up one's person and all one's possessions to the conqueror: se suaque omnia dedere victori
    • to give up one's person and all one's possessions to the conqueror: se suaque omnia permittere victoris potestati
    • the victorious army: exercitus victor
    • to come off victorious: superiorem (opp. inferiorem), victorem (proelio, pugna) discedere
  • victor in The Perseus Project, Perseus Encyclopedia[3], 1999
  • victor in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898
  • victor in William Smith, editor, A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray, 1848