embezzler vs peculator what difference

what is difference between embezzler and peculator

English

Etymology

embezzle +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /əmˈbɛzləɹ/

Noun

embezzler (plural embezzlers)

  1. one who steals money they have been trusted with, especially from one’s employer; one who embezzles
    • 1667, Samuel Pepys, Diary
      It appears that Hogg is the eeriest rogue, the most observable embezzler, that ever was known.
    • 2003, Will and Grace (TV, episode 5.23)
      At the time, I was deeply involved with the handsome embezzler who led a major telecom company into bankruptcy.

Synonyms

  • peculator

Translations



English

Etymology

From Latin pecūlātor (embezzler), from Latin pecūlor (I embezzle), from Latin pecūlium (private property).

Noun

peculator (plural peculators)

  1. A person who peculates; an embezzler

Related terms

  • peculation
  • peculate

Anagrams

  • copulater, outparcel, outplacer, parcel out

Interlingua

Noun

peculator (plural peculatores)

  1. embezzler

Related terms

  • peculato

Latin

Etymology

Agent noun formed from pecūlātus, perfect passive participle of pecūlor (I embezzle), from pecūlium (private property) + -or, agential ending.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /pe.kuːˈlaː.tor/, [pɛkuːˈɫ̪äːt̪ɔɾ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /pe.kuˈla.tor/, [pɛkuˈlɑːt̪ɔr]

Noun

pecūlātor m (genitive pecūlātōris); third declension

  1. embezzler
  2. vocative singular of pecūlātor

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Synonyms

  • interceptor

Related terms

  • pecūlāns
  • pecūlātus
  • pecūlor

Descendants

  • English: peculator

References

  • peculator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • peculator in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • peculator in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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