genitor

See also: genitôr

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English genitour, from Old French genitor, geneteur, from Latin genitor, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tōr; the Latin is also equivalent to gignō +‎ -tor.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛnɪtə(ɹ)/
  • (file)

NounEdit

genitor (plural genitors)

  1. a biological parent (either male or female), or the direct cause of an offspring.
  2. a generator; an originator
    • 1616, Richard Sheldon, “A Briefe Prelude, Shewing the Pseudo-Christianisme of Papists, in respect of their lying Signes, and Wonders”, in A Survey of the Miracles of the Church of Rome, prouing them to be Antichristian. [], London: [] Edward Griffin for Nathaniel Butter, page 12:
      [] prophane legends (though termed by their Genitours and forefathers, Aureæ Legendæ, Golden Legends) []
  3. (obsolete, in the plural) The genitals
    • 1579, William Langham, The Garden of Health:
      The same [] healeth all paine and swellings of the genitors or stones.

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InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin genitor.

NounEdit

genitor (plural genitores)

  1. parent
    Synonym: parente

LadinEdit

NounEdit

genitor m (plural genitores)

  1. parent

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tōr (parent). Equivalent to gignō +‎ -tor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

genitor m (genitive genitōris, feminine genetrīx or genitrīx); third declension

  1. parent, father, sire
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 3.285-286:
      ecce deûm genitor rutilās per nūbila flammās spargit
      Behold the father of the gods scattering his reddening flames through the clouds

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative genitor genitōrēs
Genitive genitōris genitōrum
Dative genitōrī genitōribus
Accusative genitōrem genitōrēs
Ablative genitōre genitōribus
Vocative genitor genitōrēs

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: genitor
  • French: géniteur
  • Friulian: genitôr
  • Ido: genitoro
  • Italian: genitore

ReferencesEdit

  • genitor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • genitor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • genitor 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)
  • genitor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin genitor.

NounEdit

genitor m (plural genitores, feminine genitora, feminine plural genitoras)

  1. genitor (biological parent)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French géniteur.

NounEdit

genitor m (plural genitori)

  1. genitor (biological parent)

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