Origin of orator
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But the Roman orator Cicero felt that Calgacus and the peoples vanquished by Rome were missing a broader point.
In Canning he found, or rather projected, “a genius, almost a universal one, an orator, a wit, a poet, a statesman.”Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy|Michael Weiss|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What was jarring was the orator in question—President Nicolas Maduro.How Nicolas Maduro Is Strangling Democracy In Venezuela|Mac Margolis|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“100 Years Ago Teddy Roosevelt Got Shot in the Chest, Then Gave a Speech Anyway,” at Mental Floss Talk about an orator.
President Obama can be, if anything, overrated as an orator.
Colonel Baker had been senator for Oregon, and was well known as an orator.North America, Volume I (of 2)|Anthony Trollope
Leave being granted, the Athenian orator entered on his subject by sketching the course of events for the last sixty years.Stories from Thucydides|H. L. Havell
The Orator was announced in the bills as "a finished speaker."
That under excitement speech acquires a certain rhythm, we may occasionally perceive in the highest efforts of an orator.Illustrations of Universal Progress|Herbert Spencer
Cicero wishes that he had proved himself as good a citizen, as he was an orator.A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence|Cornelius Tacitus
late 14c., "one who pleads or argues for a cause," from Anglo-French oratour (Modern French orateur), from Latin orator "speaker," from orare "to speak, speak before a court or assembly, pray, plead," from PIE root *or- "to pronounce a ritual formula" (cf. Sanskrit aryanti "they praise," Homeric Greek are, Attic ara "prayer," Hittite ariya- "to ask the oracle," aruwai- "to revere, worship"). Meaning "public speaker" is attested from early 15c.