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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French pastor (Modern French pasteur), from Latin pastor.

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NounEdit

pastor (plural pastors)

  1. (now rare) A shepherd; someone who tends to a flock of animals.
  2. Someone with spiritual authority over a group of people
  3. A minister or a priest in a Christian church.
  4. A bird, the rosy starling.
    • 1944, Country Life (volume 95, page 820)
      Agricultural officers have put it on record that the pastor must on balance be considered beneficial on account of the vast quantities of locusts which it destroys.

SynonymsEdit

  • shepherd (in a figurative, religious sense)

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VerbEdit

pastor (third-person singular simple present pastors, present participle pastoring, simple past and past participle pastored)

  1. (Christianity, transitive, intransitive) To serve a congregation as pastor
    • 2009, January 21, “Shaila Dewan”, in Epic Campaign Divided Family, Then United It[1]:
      As they pastored churches in Georgia and Texas, they supported talented black politicians who were unable to win statewide office.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan pastor, from Latin pastor, pastōrem.

NounEdit

pastor m (plural pastors)

  1. shepherd, herder
  2. pastor, priest

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch pastoor, from Middle Dutch pastōor, from Latin pāstor, from pāscō (to feed, maintain, pasture, graze), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to protect).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pastor/
  • Hyphenation: pas‧tor

NounEdit

pastor (plural pastor-pastor, first-person possessive pastorku, second-person possessive pastormu, third-person possessive pastornya)

  1. (Catholicism) parish priest

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pāscō (to feed, maintain, pasture, graze), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to protect).

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NounEdit

pāstor m (genitive pāstōris); third declension

  1. A person who tends sheep; shepherd.
    • Sextus Propertius, Elegiae; II, i, 43–4
      Navita de ventis, de tauris narrat arator,
      Enumerat miles vulnera, pastor oves.
      The sailor tells of winds, the ploughman of bulls,
      the soldier counts his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.
  2. A Christian who takes care of the spiritual needs of other Christians
    • 4th century, St Jerome, Vulgate, Ephesians 4:11
      et ipse dedit quosdam quidem apostolos quosdam autem prophetas alios vero evangelistas alios autem pastores et doctores (And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and other some evangelists, and other some pastors and doctors:)

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pāstor pāstōrēs
Genitive pāstōris pāstōrum
Dative pāstōrī pāstōribus
Accusative pāstōrem pāstōrēs
Ablative pāstōre pāstōribus
Vocative pāstor pāstōrēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • pastor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pastor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pastor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • pastor in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pastor.

NounEdit

pastor m (definite singular pastoren, indefinite plural pastorer, definite plural pastorene)

  1. (religion) a pastor

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pastor.

NounEdit

pastor m (definite singular pastoren, indefinite plural pastorar, definite plural pastorane)

  1. (religion) a pastor

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pastor, pastōrem. Compare the inherited doublet pastre.

NounEdit

pastor m (oblique plural pastors, nominative singular pastre, nominative plural pastor)

  1. shepherd
  2. (Christianity) pastor

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Old OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pastor, pastōrem.

NounEdit

pastor m (oblique plural pastors, nominative singular pastors, nominative plural pastor)

  1. shepherd

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pastor.

NounEdit

pastor m pers

  1. pastor (in Protestant churches)

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PortugueseEdit

 
Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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pastor

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese pastor, from Latin pastor, pastōrem.

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NounEdit

pastor m (plural pastores, feminine pastora, feminine plural pastoras)

  1. herdsman; herder (someone who tends livestock)
  2. (in particular) shepherd (someone who tends sheep)
  3. herding dog (any of several breeds of dog originally used to herd livestock)
    1. Short for pastor alemão.
  4. (figuratively, chiefly religion) shepherd (one who watches over or guides others)
  5. (Protestantism) the chief clergyman of a Protestant congregation: a pastor, minister or parson

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Pastor, from Latin pastor. Compare the inherited doublet păstor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pastor m (plural pastori)

  1. (Protestantism) pastor, priest

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SpanishEdit

 
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Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish pastor, from Latin pastor, through the singular accusative (pastōrem), where the stressed vowel is "o" (in the nominative case, it is "a"), like in Italian pastore.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pastor m (plural pastores, feminine pastora, feminine plural pastoras)

  1. shepherd
  2. herder
  3. pastor, priest

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DescendantsEdit

  • Northern Puebla Nahuatl: paxtol

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

pastor c

  1. A pastor, priest.
  2. indefinite plural of pasta

DeclensionEdit

Declension of pastor 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pastor pastorn pastorer pastorerna
Genitive pastors pastorns pastorers pastorernas

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VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pastor, pastōrem. Compare Italian pastore.

NounEdit

pastor m (plural pastori) or pastor m (plural pasturi)

  1. shepherd