See also: navigátor and Navigator

English edit

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Etymology edit

From Latin nāvigātor.[1]

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Noun edit

navigator (plural navigators)

  1. A person who navigates, especially an officer with that responsibility on a ship or an aircrew member with that responsibility on an aircraft.
  2. A sea explorer.
  3. A device that navigates an aircraft, automobile or missile.
  4. (computing) A user interface that allows navigating through a structure of any kind.
    • 2012, Richard Wentk, iOS App Development Portable Genius, page 38:
      Although the window looks like a view of files and folders on disk, the “folders” that appear here are called groups; they don't exist on disk. They appear in the navigator because it's convenient to group related files together []
  5. (obsolete) A labourer on an engineering project such as a canal; a navvy.

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References edit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “navigator”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Latin edit

Etymology 1 edit

From nāvigō (sail, navigate) +‎ -tor (agent noun suffix).

Noun edit

nāvigātor m (genitive nāvigātōris); third declension

  1. a sailor or mariner
Declension edit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nāvigātor nāvigātōrēs
Genitive nāvigātōris nāvigātōrum
Dative nāvigātōrī nāvigātōribus
Accusative nāvigātōrem nāvigātōrēs
Ablative nāvigātōre nāvigātōribus
Vocative nāvigātor nāvigātōrēs
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Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit


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

References edit

  • navigator”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • navigator in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French navigateur, Italian navigatore. Equivalent to naviga +‎ -tor.

Noun edit

navigator m (plural navigatori, feminine equivalent navigatoare)

  1. navigator
  2. (computing) browser
    Synonyms: browser, explorator

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