victor

[vik-ter]

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Latin, equivalent to vic-, variant stem of vincere to conquer + -tor -tor

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Victor

[vik-ter]
noun
1.
an ancient Roman epithet variously applied to Jupiter, Mars, and Hercules.
2.
Military. the NATO name for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet attack submarines.
3.
a male given name.
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victor (ˈvɪktə)
 
n
1.  a.  a person, nation, etc, that has defeated an adversary in war, etc
 b.  (as modifier): the victor army
2.  the winner of any contest, conflict, or struggle
 
[C14: from Latin, from vincere to conquer]

Victor (ˈvɪktə)
 
n
communications a code word for the letter v

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victor
mid-14c., from L. victorem (nom. victor) "a conqueror," agent noun from pp. stem of vincere "to conquer," from PIE base *weik- "to fight, conquer" (cf. Lith. apveikiu "to subdue, overcome," O.C.S. veku "strength, power, age," O.N. vigr "able in battle," O.E. wigan "fight," Welsh gwych "brave, energetic,"
O.Ir. fichim "I fight," second element in Celt. Ordovices "those who fight with hammers").
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Although technically victors, they were not allowed to partake in victory celebrations.
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