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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English actor, from Latin āctor (doer), from agō (to do). Equivalent to act +‎ -or. Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ (áktōr, leader), from ἄγω (ágō, lead, carry, convey, bring).

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actor (plural actors, feminine actress, or (nonstandard) actoress)

  1. A person who performs, plays a part in a theatrical play or film.
    • 1991, Ani DiFranco (lyrics and music), “Anticipate”, in Not So Soft:
      Seems like everyone's an actor / Or they're an actor's best friend / I wonder what was wrong to begin with / That they should all have to pretend
    • 2017 April 2, “Marijuana”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 4, episode 7, HBO:
      Exactly. Marijuana is something we just all gradually decided is okay, like Mark Wahlberg as a serious actor. “You know what? Sure, I’ve decided I’m fine with that.”
  2. One who acts; a doer.
  3. One who takes part in a situation.
  4. (law) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.
  5. (law) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.
  6. (policy debate) One who enacts a certain policy action.
  7. (software engineering) The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis).
  8. (linguistics, grammar) The most agent-like argument of a clause, e.g. 'the torpedo' in "The torpedo sank the boat" and "The torpedo fired".

Usage notesEdit

  • In the sense of a person who acts in a play or film, the traditional sense of the word only applied to male actors; the term actress being used for the female counterpart.

SynonymsEdit

  • (person who performs in a theatrical play or film): performer, player
  • (one who acts): doer
  • (one who takes part): participant
  • (advocate in civil courts or cases):
  • (a plaintiff): complainant, plaintiff
  • (one who enacts a policy action)
  • (entity performing a role in use case analysis): role

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DescendantsEdit

  • Scottish Gaelic: actair
  • Welsh: actor

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin āctor.

NounEdit

actor m (plural actores)

  1. An actor.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin āctor.

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actor m (plural actors, feminine actriu)

  1. An actor.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin āctor.

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NounEdit

actor m (plural actores or actoren, diminutive actortje n)

  1. An actor; an agent, a player, who has a part in some field of economical, social or other action, i.e. an active human factor.

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GalicianEdit

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actor m (plural actores, feminine actriz, feminine plural actrices)

  1. actor
    A acción revela o actor.
    The act reveals the actor

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Agent noun formed from āctus +‎ -tor, perfect passive participle of agō (do, act, make).

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āctor m (genitive āctōris, feminine āctrīx); third declension

  1. a doer, an agent
  2. An actor (person who performs in a theatrical play or movie).
  3. A (law) prosecutor, plaintiff, advocate, orator.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative āctor āctōrēs
Genitive āctōris āctōrum
Dative āctōrī āctōribus
Accusative āctōrem āctōrēs
Ablative āctōre āctōribus
Vocative āctor āctōrēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • actor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • actor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • actor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • actor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the actor who plays the leading part: actor primarum (secundarum, tertiarum) partium
  • actor in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[2]
  • actor in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • actor in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • actor in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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actor

  1. Alternative form of actour

OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin āctor.

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actor m (plural actors, feminine actritz, feminine plural actrises)

  1. An actor.

PortugueseEdit

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actor m (plural actores)

  1. Superseded spelling of ator. (superseded in Brazil by the 1943 spelling reform and by the Orthographic Agreement of 1990 elsewhere. Still used in countries where the agreement hasn’t come into effect and as an alternative spelling in Portugal.)

RomanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French acteur, Latin āctor.

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actor m (plural actori, feminine equivalent actriță)

  1. (acting) An actor.

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EtymologyEdit

From English actor.

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actor (plural actors)

  1. An actor.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin actor.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /akˈtoɾ/, [akˈt̪oɾ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: act‧or
  • Rhymes: -oɾ

NounEdit

actor m (plural actores, feminine actriz or actora, feminine plural actrices or actoras)

  1. An actor (person who performs in a theatrical play or movie)

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actor m (plural actores, feminine actora, feminine plural actoras)

  1. (law) A defendant.

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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English actor.

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actor m (plural actorion)

  1. An actor.

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MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
actor unchanged unchanged hactor
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “actor”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies