spectator

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A group of spectators at a rowing event.
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From Latin spectātor, from frequentative verb spectō ‎(watch), from speciō ‎(look at).

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spectator ‎(plural spectators)

  1. One who watches an event; especially, one held outdoors.
    The cheering spectators watched the fireworks.
    • 2012 May 20, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Bart spies an opportunity to make a quick buck so he channels his inner carny and posits his sinking house as a natural wonder of the world and its inhabitants as freaks, barking to dazzled spectators, “Behold the horrors of the Slanty Shanty! See the twisted creatures that dwell within! Meet Cue-Ball, the man with no hair!”

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin agent noun from perfect passive participle spectātus, from frequentative form spectō ‎(watch), from speciō ‎(look at).

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spectātor m ‎(genitive spectātōris); third declension

  1. spectator, watcher

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative spectātor spectātōrēs
genitive spectātōris spectātōrum
dative spectātōrī spectātōribus
accusative spectātōrem spectātōrēs
ablative spectātōre spectātōribus
vocative spectātor spectātōrēs

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