voratore

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin vorātōrem, accusative case of vorātor.
Equivalent to vora(re) (to devour, eat up) +‎ -tore (-er, agent noun suffix)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vo.raˈto.re/, [vor̺äˈt̪o̞ːr̺e]
  • Hyphenation: vo‧ra‧tó‧re

NounEdit

voratore m (plural voratori, feminine voratrice) (obsolete, literary)

  1. devourer
    • c. 1800, Giuseppe Parini, Il giorno [The Day], Luigi Mussi, published 1803, Mattino, page 48:
      Dunque a la mensa, o tu schifo rifuggi ¶ ogni vivanda, e te medesmo rendi ¶ per inedia famoso, o nome acquista ¶ d'illustre voratore.
      Therefore, at the table, you either disdainfully refuse any food, and make yourself known for your inedia, or you make for yourself a name as a great devourer.
    • Synonyms: divoratore, mangiatore
  2. (figurative) destroyer, annihilator

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

vorātōre m

  1. ablative singular of vorātor