actor etymology

Romanian word actor comes from Latin -ator, Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵʰ-, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵeti (To be driving.)

Detailed word origin of actor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ator Latin (lat) Enlarged form of -tor, used to form agent nouns; -ator, -er.
*h₂eǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂eǵʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂éǵeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be driving.
*agō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Do, act. Drive. Push, impel.
agendum Latin (lat)
actus Latin (lat) (historical, _, units of measure) An actus: a former Roman unit of area equivalent to a square with sides of 1 actus (about ⅛ ha). (historical, _, units of measure) An actus: a former Roman unit of length equal to 120 Roman feet (about 35½ m). A cattle drive, the act of driving cattle or a cart. A cattle path or narrow cart track. Act, action, doing, deed. Performance, behavior.
actor Latin (lat) (legal) prosecutor, plaintiff, advocate, orator. Actor (person who performs in a theatrical play or movie). Doer.
acteur French (fra) Actor.
actor Romanian (ron) (acting) actor.

Words with the same origin as actor

Descendants of -ator
creator gladiator sinistru
Descendants of *h₂eǵ-
act activ activitate actuar acțiune agent ager agil agricol agricultor agricultură agru arie cameră cheag câștiga empatie exagera examen examina gest naviga pierdere purgatoriu
Descendants of *h₂eǵʰ-
actriță chegar cuget examinare navigare navigator navigație închega