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See also: Victor and Víctor



Borrowed from Latin victor (a conqueror).



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. 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, vincere (to conquer).

The female form is victrix.



victor m (genitive victōris); third declension

  1. conqueror, vanquisher, victor


Third declension.

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

  1. triumphant, conquering


Third declension.

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 (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • victor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “victor”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • victor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • 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 (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[3]
  • victor in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • victor in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray