doctor etymology

Latin word doctor comes from Latin doceo, Latin -ator

Detailed word origin of doctor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
doceo Latin (lat) (drama) I rehearse, present on stage. I teach, instruct; tell, inform; show, demonstrate.
-ator Latin (lat) Enlarged form of -tor, used to form agent nouns; -ator, -er.
doctor Latin (lat) (Ecclesiastical Latin) catechist. Teacher, instructor.

Words with the same origin as doctor

Descendants of doceo
decet decus dignitatem dignus disciplina