abate + -er
abater (plural abaters)
- One who, or that which, abates. [Early 19th century.]
one who, or that which, abates
- ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0198605751), page 2
From Old Portuguese abater, from Vulgar Latin *abbatere, present active infinitive of *abbatō, *abbatuō, from Latin battuō, from Gaulish.
Cognate with Galician abater, Spanish abatir, Catalan abatre, French abattre, Italian abbattere, and Romanian abate.
abater (first-person singular present indicative abato, past participle abatido)
- to collapse
- to topple
- to slaughter
- to abate, weaken