Origin of victor
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Examples from the Web for victor
“He literally went underground to hold services,” Moscow-based dissident and journalist Victor Davidoff said in an email.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church|Cathy Young|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Spaniard by birth, Victor Serna left home shy of his 14th birthday and entered the monastery to become a Marist brother.
Brother Victor had taught my brother, Jeff, the previous year with far greater success.
He was the chief of staff of ousted Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych.Ukraine’s Elections: The Battle of the Billionaires|Anna Nemtsova|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first time I spoke with 48-year-old Victor Mooney, he had just reached the Samaná Province in the Dominican Republic.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You made some capital shots, though, and if I hadn't been so lucky, you would have come out the victor in every game.Making His Way|Horatio Alger, Jr.
The wind of Victor Hugo, however, is chiefly of the lyric kind.Victor Hugo: His Life and Works|G. Barnett Smith
When the sun arose there lay the victor and the conquered almost equally helpless.The Grateful Indian|W.H.G. Kingston
The struggle was severe,—intellect (he called it) against conscience; and intellect was the victor!The Prime Minister|W.H.G. Kingston
As she enlarged upon this phase of her life Victor was appalled by it.Victor Ollnee's Discipline|Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for victor (1 of 2)
- a person, nation, etc, that has defeated an adversary in war, etc
- (as modifier)the victor army
Word Origin for victor
British Dictionary definitions for victor (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for victor
mid-14c., from Latin victorem (nominative victor) "a conqueror," agent noun from past participle stem of vincere "to conquer," from PIE root *weik- "to fight, conquer" (cf. Lithuanian apveikiu "to subdue, overcome," Old Church Slavonic veku "strength, power, age," Old Norse vigr "able in battle," Old English wigan "fight," Welsh gwych "brave, energetic," Old Irish fichim "I fight," second element in Celtic Ordovices "those who fight with hammers").
Idioms and Phrases with victor
see to the victor belong the spoils.