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[vahy-ey-tawr, -ter]
noun, plural vi·a·to·res [vahy-uh-tawr-eez, -tohr-] /ˌvaɪ əˈtɔr iz, -ˈtoʊr-/.
  1. a wayfarer; traveler.
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Origin of viator

1495–1505; < Latin viātor equivalent to viā(re) to travel (derivative of via way) + -tor -tor
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Examples from the Web for viator

Historical Examples of viator

  • Jean Plerin, also known as Viator, who wrote on perspective.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)

    Augustus de Morgan

  • Voyages in China by "Viator" (recovered with brown paper, red ink title).


    James Joyce

  • Drusus accompanied his friend, the tribune Antonius, as the latter's viator, for there was need of a trusty guard.

    A Friend of Caesar

    William Stearns Davis

  • The men who rowed Viator's caique told him that they were the souls of the damned, condemned to perpetual motion.

  • Then viator (though it sounds all right) is doubtful; it has too much, perhaps, the sense of wayfarer?

British Dictionary definitions for viator


noun plural viatores (ˌvaɪəˈtɔːriːz)
  1. rare a traveller
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Word Origin for viator

C16: from Latin, from viāre to travel
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