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  • He was, says one, an especial lover of books, _librorum amator speciales_: and another in panegyric terms still further dubs him an _amator scripturarum_.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

  • But the earlier sense of amateur derives from the Latin word amator, a lover — specifically, a lover of literature, of fine wine, of rare postage stamps, of anything that can excite strong commitment, be it intellectual or emotional or both.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • But those who take part in it would still do well to keep in mind the origin of the word "amateur," which is derived from amator, the Latin word for "lover."

    A Piano, a Camcorder and a Competition

  • Yet the word itself descends from amator, which is Latin for "lover," and throughout much of its history it has also been used to refer to people who engage in an activity for love rather than money.

    What They Do for Love

  • The word amateur comes from the Latin amator, meaning to love.

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  • Etymology: French, from Latin amator lover, from amare to love

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Etymology: French, from Latin amator lover, from amare to love

    Amateur!!

  • Urbis amator, like Fuscus; ruris amator, like Flaccus.

    Les Miserables

  • O vere adorator et unice amator Dei, miserere nobis.

    Madame Elizabeth's Prayer to the Sacred Heart

  • O vere adorator et unice amator Dei, miserere nobis.

    Archive 2008-08-03

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