Day: October 12, 2016

In Greek, what does the suffix -or mean?

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–tōr is an agent suffix: Herbert Weir Smyth, A Greek Grammar for Colleges (misscanned) a. The primary suffixes τᾱ, τηρ, τορ, τρο, ευ, denoting the agent or doer of an action, are masculine. … 3. τορ (nom. -τωρ): ῥή-τωρ orator (ἐρέω shall say, ἐρ-, ῥε-), εἴ-ρη-κα have spoken, κτίσ-τωρ founder (κτίζω found, κτιδ-), σημάντωρ commander […]