-or etymology

English word -or comes from Latin -tor (-er; used to form a masculine agent noun.), Latin praepositus

Detailed word origin of -or

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-tor Latin (lat) -er; used to form a masculine agent noun.
praepositus Latin (lat) (Medieval) A provost.. (Medieval) A reeve.. A chief, a head.. A prefect.. A president.. An overseer.. One placed in command: a commander, a leader, particularly:.
-or English (eng) (electrical science) Appended to the names of members of classes of components, especially those that have an extensive property name of the same root suffixed with -ance. Creates an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.

Words with the same origin as -or

Descendants of -tor
accelerator actor actress advisor auditorium author chauffeur coordinator detector detonator donor elevator fed federal instructor investor projector provincial radiator realtor sculptor sensor territorial territory vendor
Descendants of praepositus
calculator communicator decorator perk perky ventilator