victor

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See also: Victor and Víctor

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle English victour, victor, from Anglo-Norman victor, Latin victor (conqueror). Doublet of Victor.

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victor (plural victors)

  1. The winner in a fight or contest.
    Synonyms: winner, conqueror
    • 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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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

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

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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

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

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. victorious, triumphant, conquering

Declension[edit]

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[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • victor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • victor 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)
  • victor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, 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