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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
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See also or, Or, and 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 it—to 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).

Derived terms

Related terms

  • -ess (feminine form)
  • -rix {feminine form}
  • -ee (converse form; one who receives from the actor)

Croatian

Suffix

-or

  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


Latin

Suffix

-or, -oris

Third declension

  1. Suffix appended generally to the root of a perfect passive participle to create an agent noun indicating a person who does something. The -or suffix is masculine; the feminine form is -rix.
Example:
Verb amare
Pefect passive participle amatus
Agent noun (masculine) amator
Agent noun (feminine) amatrix
  1. Suffix appended to a verb to produce an abstract noun. This form is feminine.
Example:
Verb amō timeō
Abstract noun amor timor

Related terms


Swedish

Suffix

-or

  1. A plural marker, mainly used on common gender nouns ending with an unstressed -a.

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