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-or

-or

s
uff.
[L.
-or
: cf. OF.
-or
,
-ur
,
-our
, F.
-eur
.]
1.
A noun suffix denoting an
act
; a
state
or
quality
; as in err
or
, ferv
or
, pall
or
, cand
or
, etc.
2.
A noun suffix denoting an
agent
or
doer
; as in audit
or
, one who hears; don
or
, one who gives; oblig
or
, elevat
or
. It is correlative to
-ee
. In general
-or
is appended to words of Latin, and
-er
to those of English, origin. See
-er
.

Definition 2023


-or

-or

See also: Appendix:Variations of "or"

English

Suffix

-or

  1. Suffix appended to words to create an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.

Usage notes

English generally appends this suffix where Latin would do itto the root of a Latin-type perfect passive participle. For other words, English tends to use the suffix -er. Occasionally both are used (computer vs. computor).

Synonyms

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:English_words_suffixed_with_-or'>English words suffixed with -or</a>

Related terms

  • -er (alternative spelling)
  • -rix (feminine form)

Hyponyms

(feminine agent)

Coordinate terms

  • -ee (converse form; one who receives from the actor)

See also


Albanian

Suffix

-or m (feminine singular -ore, masculine plural -orë, feminine plural -ore)

  1. An suffix that forms adjectives which do not require adjectival articles

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Albanian_words_suffixed_with_-or'>Albanian words suffixed with -or</a>

See also

  • -ësor

Ido

Etymology

Modeled after -ar and -os.

Suffix

-or

  1. Used to denote the future infinitive of a verb.
    Tu mustas kompror lakto kande tu es che la butiko.
    You must buy milk when you are at the shop.

Related terms

  • -ar (present infinitive tense)
  • -ir (past infinitive tense)

Latin

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

For earlier -ōs, from Proto-Indo-European *-ōs, for original **-oss, i.e. the neuter s-stem *-os with masculine nominative *-s. The ō from the nominative case was made common to all cases originally with non-ablauting o (the three exceptions were arbor, mulier and Cerēs). Afterwards nom.sg. -ōr > -or, by Latin sound laws. Thus paradoxically, as in the r-stems (soror, -tor), in the resulting paradigm the one form with a short stem vowel is the only form whose stem was etymologically long.[1]

Suffix

-or m (genitive -ōris); third declension

  1. used to form a third-declension masculine abstract noun from a verb root or conceived root form
    amō (I love)amor (love)
    timeō (I fear”, “I am afraid)timor (fear)
Declension

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -or -ōrēs
genitive -ōris -ōrum
dative -ōrī -ōribus
accusative -ōrem -ōrēs
ablative -ōre -ōribus
vocative -or -ōrēs
Derived terms
<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Latin_words_suffixed_with_-or'>Latin words suffixed with -or</a>
Synonyms

See also

Etymology 2

Non-lemma forms.

Suffix

-or

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of

References

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Norwegian

Suffix

-or

  1. A plural marker, used on feminine gender nouns ending with an unstressed -e [-a].

Usage notes

The -or suffix is a bracket form in Nynorsk whereas -er is the main form. In Bokmål, -er is the only allowed suffix.


Old English

Alternative forms

Suffix

-or (adjectival)

  1. suffix forming adjectives from verbs denoting tendency or causation
    slipor "slippery", from slīpan "to slip, glide"
    wacor, waccor "vigilant, watchful", from wacian "to be awake, be watchful"
Descendants

Etymology 2

Proto-Germanic *-áz. Akin to Old Saxon -or, Old High German -ur

Suffix

-or m (noun)

  1. Suffix variant found on masculine a-stem nouns
    dōgor "day" (cf dæġ)
    ċeolor "collar, throat" (cf ċeole)
    ealdor "cheiftain, ruler" (cf eald)
    sigor "victory" (cf siġe)
    salor "hall, palace" (cf sele)
    telgor "branch, twig" (cf telga)
Declension

Old French

Etymology 1

From Latin -(a)tor.

Alternative forms

Suffix

-or (nominative singular -ere, occasionally -ors)

  1. -er, suffix used to form agent nouns

Etymology 2

From Latin -or.

Alternative forms

  • -eur
  • -our (late Anglo-Norman)
  • -ur (early Anglo-Norman)

Suffix

-or (nominative singular -or)

  1. -ness, indicates a quality, a characteristic
    blanchor
    whiteness

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Old_French_words_suffixed_with_-or'>Old French words suffixed with -or</a>

Descendants

  • Middle French: -eur (both etymologies)
    • French: -eur (both etymologies)
  • Norman: -eux

Serbo-Croatian

Suffix

-or (Cyrillic spelling -ор)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession or a performer, used chiefly for words of Latin origin.

See also


Swedish

Suffix

-or

  1. A plural marker. This marker is the regular plural for common gender nouns ending with an unstressed -a. Such an -a disappears when -or is added. The marker is used, however, with a few other nouns as well.
    docka "doll" - dockor "dolls"
    våg "wave" - vågor "waves"
  1. Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press