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sculptor

[skuhlp-ter] /ˈskʌlp tər/
noun
1.
a person who practices the art of sculpture.
2.
genitive Sculptoris
[skuhlp-tawr-is,, -tohr-] /skʌlpˈtɔr ɪs,, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA).
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. a southern constellation between Phoenix and Cetus.
Origin of sculptor
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin, equivalent to sculp(ere) to carve + -tor -tor
Can be confused
sculptor, sculpture.
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sculptor

/ˈskʌlptə/
noun
1.
a person who practises sculpture

Sculptor

/ˈskʌlptə/
noun (Latin genitive) Sculptoris (skʌlpˈtɔːrɪs)
1.
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere between Phoenix and Cetus
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Word Origin and History for sculptor
n.

1630s, from Latin sculptor "one who cuts or carves," agent noun from sculpt-, past participle stem of sculpere "to carve" (see sculpture). Fem. form sculptress attested from 1660s.

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