-dor
See also: dor, dór, dôr, d'or, dor., D. Or., Dor., and Appendix:Variations of "dor"
Catalan
Etymology
From Latin -tōrem, accusative of -tor, from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr < *-tor-s.
Pronunciation
(after continuants, except [ɫ⁓l] and /ʎ/)
(elsewhere)
Suffix
-dor m (plural -dors, feminine -dora)
  1. Forms agent nouns and adjectives from verbs. The vowel of the infinitive is kept, i.e. -ador, -edor, -idor.
  2. Forms agent nouns from another noun associated with the action.
    llenya (“firewood”) + ‎-dor → ‎llenyador(“wood cutter”)
Derived terms
Catalan words suffixed with -dor
Related terms
-triu
See also
-er
Galician
Etymology
From Latin -tōrem, accusative of -tor, from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr < *-tor-s.
Suffix
-dor m (plural -dores, feminine -dora, feminine plural -doras)
forms agent nouns from verbs; -er, -or
Derived terms
Galician words suffixed with -dor
Further reading
-dor” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.
Portuguese
Etymology
From Old Portuguese -dor, from Latin -tor (“-er”), from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European​*-tōr < *-tor-s.
Pronunciation
 
IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈdoʁ/, [ˈdoh]
  • IPA(key): (São Paulo) /ˈdoɾ/, [ˈdoɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Rio) /ˈdoʁ/, [ˈdoχ]
IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈdoɾ/, [ˈdoɾ]
(South Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈdoɾ/, /ˈdoɻ/
Suffix
-dor m (feminine -dora, plural -dores, feminine plural -doras) (also, f -triz).
forms agent nouns from verbs; -er, -or
matar (“to kill”) + ‎-dor → ‎matador (“killer”)
Derived terms
Portuguese words suffixed with -dor
Spanish
Alternative forms
-ador, -edor, -idor
Etymology
From Latin -tor, from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr < *-tor-s.
Suffix
-dor m (plural -dores, feminine -dora, feminine plural -doras) (noun)
-dor (feminine -dora, masculine plural -dores, feminine plural -doras) (adjective)
  1. -er, -or Forms nouns (usually agent nouns) and adjectives from verbs. The vowel before the suffix depends on the conjugation of the verb to which the suffix is added: -ar verbs use -ador (-adora), -er verbs use -edor (-edora), and -ir verbs use -idor (-idora).
    abrir (“open”) + ‎-dor → ‎abridor (“opener”)
    contaminar (“pollute”) + ‎-dor → ‎contaminador (“polluter”)
    coordinar (“coordinate”) + ‎-dor → ‎coordinador (“coordinator”)
    maltratar (“beat / abuse / batter”) + ‎-dor → ‎maltratador (“beater / abuser / batterer”)
  2. Forms derivatives of other nouns.
    leña (“firewood”) + ‎-dor → ‎leñador (“wood cutter”)
Derived terms
Spanish words suffixed with -dor
Further reading
-dor” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
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