CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -tōrem, accusative of -tor, from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr < *-tor-s.

PronunciationEdit

(after continuants, except [ɫ⁓l] and /ʎ/)

(elsewhere)

SuffixEdit

-dor m (plural -dors, feminine -dora)

  1. Forms agent nouns and adjectives from verbs. The vowel of the infinitive is kept, i.e. -ador, -edor, -idor.
  2. Forms agent nouns from another noun associated with the action.
    llenya (firewood) + ‎-dor → ‎llenyador (wood cutter)

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -tōrem, accusative of -tor, from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr < *-tor-s.

SuffixEdit

-dor m (plural -dores, feminine -dora, feminine plural -doras)

  1. forms agent nouns from verbs; -er, -or

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Further readingEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese -dor, from Latin -tor (-er), from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr < *-tor-s.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈdoʁ/, [ˈdoh]
    • IPA(key): (São Paulo) /ˈdoɾ/, [ˈdoɾ]
    • IPA(key): (Rio) /ˈdoʁ/, [ˈdoχ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈdoɾ/, [ˈdoɾ]

SuffixEdit

-dor m (feminine -dora, plural -dores, feminine plural -doras) (also, f -triz).

  1. forms agent nouns from verbs; -er, -or
    matar (to kill) + ‎-dor → ‎matador (killer)

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SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -tor, from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr < *-tor-s.

SuffixEdit

-dor m (plural -dores, feminine -dora, feminine plural -doras) (noun)
-dor (feminine -dora, masculine plural -dores, feminine plural -doras) (adjective)

  1. -er, -or Forms nouns (usually agent nouns) and adjectives from verbs. The vowel before the suffix depends on the conjugation of the verb to which the suffix is added: -ar verbs use -ador (-adora), -er verbs use -edor (-edora), and -ir verbs use -idor (-idora).
    abrir (open) + ‎-dor → ‎abridor (opener)
    contaminar (pollute) + ‎-dor → ‎contaminador (polluter)
    coordinar (coordinate) + ‎-dor → ‎coordinador (coordinator)
    maltratar (beat / abuse / batter) + ‎-dor → ‎maltratador (beater / abuser / batterer)
  2. Forms derivatives of other nouns.
    leña (firewood) + ‎-dor → ‎leñador (wood cutter)

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit