-or

-or

suff.

Etymology

Low -or: cf. Old French -or, -ur, -our, French -eur.
  • A noun suffix denoting an act; a state or quality; as in error, fervor, pallor, candor, etc.
  • A noun suffix denoting an agent or doer; as in auditor, one who hears; donor, one who gives; obligor, elevator. It is correlative to -ee. In general -or is appended to words of Latin, and -er to those of English, origin. See -er.