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speculator

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin, a spy, explorer, investigator.

NounEdit

speculator (plural speculators)

  1. One who speculates; an observer; a contemplator.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
  2. One who forms theories; a theorist.
    • Macaulay
      A speculator who had dared to affirm that the human soul is by nature mortal.
  3. (business, finance) One who speculates; as in investing, one who is willing to take volatile risks upon invested principle for the potential of substantial returns.

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

speculātor m (genitive speculātōris); third declension

  1. spy, scout
  2. explorer
  3. investigator
  4. predecessor

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative speculātor speculātōrēs
genitive speculātōris speculātōrum
dative speculātōrī speculātōribus
accusative speculātōrem speculātōrēs
ablative speculātōre speculātōribus
vocative speculātor speculātōrēs

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VerbEdit

speculātor

  1. second-person singular future active imperative of speculor
  2. third-person singular future active imperative of speculor