EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin raptor (thief).

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NounEdit

raptor (plural raptors)

  1. A bird of prey.
  2. (obsolete) One who ravishes or plunders.
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Etymology 2Edit

Popularized (and possibly coined) in 1990 by Michael Crichton in Jurassic Park; clipping of velociraptor, ultimately of the same etymology above.

NounEdit

raptor (plural raptors)

  1. (informal, paleontology) One of the dromaeosaurs, a family of carnivorous dinosaurs having tearing claws on the hind legs.
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Further readingEdit

  • raptor at OneLook Dictionary Search

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From rapiō (seize, grab, snatch).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

raptor m (genitive raptōris); third declension

  1. A thief, robber, plunderer.
  2. An abductor, kidnapper.
    Synonym: rapīnātor

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative raptor raptōrēs
Genitive raptōris raptōrum
Dative raptōrī raptōribus
Accusative raptōrem raptōrēs
Ablative raptōre raptōribus
Vocative raptor raptōrēs

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: raptor
  • English: raptor
  • Portuguese: raptor
  • Spanish: raptor

ReferencesEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin raptor.

NounEdit

raptor m (plural raptores, feminine raptora, feminine plural raptoras)

  1. abductor; kidnapper
    Synonym: sequestrador

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin raptor.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /rabˈtoɾ/, [raβ̞ˈt̪oɾ]

NounEdit

raptor m (plural raptores, feminine raptora, feminine plural raptoras)

  1. kidnapper; abductor

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