See also: Pastor, pastôr, and păstor

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Etymology

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From Middle English pastour, from Old French pastor (Modern French pasteur), from Latin pāstor.

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pastor (plural pastors)

  1. (now rare) Someone who tends to a flock of animals: synonym of shepherd.
  2. Someone with spiritual authority over a group of people.
    Synonym: shepherd
    Hypernym: cleric
    Coordinate terms: imam, guru, rabbi, sangha
  3. (Protestantism) A minister or priest in a church.
    Synonyms: elder, pastor-teacher
    Hypernym: cleric
  4. (Roman Catholicism, US) The main priest serving a parish.
    Synonym: parish priest
    Hypernym: cleric
    Coordinate term: parochial vicar
  5. 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.

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

  1. (Christianity, transitive, intransitive, stative) To serve a congregation as pastor
    • 2009 January 21, Shaila Dewan, “Epic Campaign Divided Family, Then United It”, in New York Times[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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Catalan

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Catalan pastor, from Latin pāstōrem.

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pastor m (plural pastors)

  1. shepherd, herder
  2. pastor, priest

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Cebuano

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Borrowed from Spanish pastor. Doublet of pastores.

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  • Hyphenation: pas‧tor
  • IPA(key): /pasˈtoɾ/ [pɐs̪ˈt̪oɾ̪]

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pastór

  1. herder
  2. (Catholicism) parish priest; pastor
  3. (Protestantism) pastor
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Indonesian

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Etymology

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

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

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

  1. (Christianity, Roman Catholicism) parish priest

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Latin

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Etymology

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

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pāstor m (genitive pāstōris, feminine pāstrīx); third declension

  1. A person who tends sheep; shepherd.
    • 25 BC, 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

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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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  • 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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • pastor”, in William Smith, editor (1848), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Norwegian Bokmål

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Borrowed from Latin pāstor.

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

  1. (religion) pastor

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Borrowed from Latin pāstor.

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

  1. (religion) pastor

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Occitan

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Etymology

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From Old Occitan pastor, from Latin accusative pāstorem (Latin pāstor).

Cf. also pastre from the Latin nominative.

Cognates include French pasteur, Norman pâteu', Catalan pastor.

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pastor m (plural pastors)

  1. shepherd
  2. pastor, priest, minister
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Old French

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Borrowed from Latin pāstor, pāstōrem. Compare the inherited doublet pastre.

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

  1. shepherd
  2. (Christianity) pastor

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Old Occitan

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From the accusative declension of Latin pāstor, pāstōrem. Cf also the form pastre from the nominative.

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

  1. shepherd
  2. paster, priest, minister

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Polish

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Borrowed from German Pastor.

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pastor m pers

  1. (Protestantism) pastor (in Protestant churches)
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:ksiądz

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  • pastor in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • pastor in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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pastor

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From Old Galician-Portuguese pastor, from Latin pāstōrem.

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  • Hyphenation: pas‧tor

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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. Ellipsis of pastor alemão.
  4. (figurative, 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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Romanian

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Etymology

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

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pastor m (plural pastori)

  1. (Protestantism) pastor, priest

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Spanish

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Inherited from Old Spanish pastor, from Latin pāstōrem. Compare Italian pastore.

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  • IPA(key): /pasˈtoɾ/ [pasˈt̪oɾ]
  • Rhymes: -oɾ
  • Syllabification: pas‧tor

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

  1. shepherd
  2. herder
  3. pastor, priest

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Swedish

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pastor c

  1. pastor, priest
  2. indefinite plural of pasta

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

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Tagalog

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish pastor. Doublet of pastol, an early borrowing.

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pastór (feminine pastora, Baybayin spelling ᜉᜐ᜔ᜆᜓᜇ᜔)

  1. (Catholicism) parish priest; pastor
  2. (Protestantism) church minister; pastor
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Further reading

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  • pastor”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Venetian

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Etymology

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From Latin pāstor, pāstōrem. Compare Italian pastore.

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

  1. shepherd