- authour (obsolete)
From Anglo-Norman autour, from Old French autor, from Latin auctor, from augeō (“to increase, originate”). The h is unetymological as there is no h in the original Latin spelling. This may be from the Middle French spelling autheur.
- Rhymes: -ɔːθə(r)
author (plural authors)
- The originator or creator of a work, especially of a literary composition.
- Someone who writes books for a living; a bookwright.
- (the author) I, me. used in academic articles as first-person pronoun.
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- Alternative form of auctor.
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