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Etymology

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Attested in the mid‐16th century; from Latin investigator, from investigare, equivalent to investigate +‎ -or.

Noun

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investigator (plural investigators)

  1. One who investigates.
    Synonyms: detective, dick, gumshoe, (obsolete) indagator, private eye, sleuth

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Latin

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Etymology 1

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From investīgō +‎ -tor.

Noun

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investīgātor m (genitive investīgātōris, feminine investīgātrīx); third declension

  1. investigator, researcher
    Synonym: indāgātor
    • 2018, Tuomo Pekkanen, Nova formicae species [1], Nuntii Latini 27.4.2018:
      Grex investigatorum in Borneo novam formicae speciem invenit, quae se explodendo communitatem suam defendit.
      A group of researchers in Borneo has found a new species of ant which defends its nest by exploding.
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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative investīgātor investīgātōrēs
Genitive investīgātōris investīgātōrum
Dative investīgātōrī investīgātōribus
Accusative investīgātōrem investīgātōrēs
Ablative investīgātōre investīgātōribus
Vocative investīgātor investīgātōrēs
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Etymology 2

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Verb

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investīgātor

  1. second/third-person singular future passive imperative of investīgō

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  • investigator”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • investigator”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French investigateur, from Latin investigator. Equivalent to investiga +‎ -tor.

Adjective

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investigator m or n (feminine singular investigatoare, masculine plural investigatori, feminine and neuter plural investigatoare)

  1. investigating

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Noun

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investigator m (plural investigatori, feminine equivalent investigatoare)

  1. investigator

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