Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A traveler; a wayfaring person.
  • noun In Roman antiquity, a servant who attended upon and executed the commands of certain Roman magistrates; a summoner or apparitor.

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  • noun rare wayfarer, traveler

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Examples

  • Ages in which "the way" was the technical theological expression for this mortal life; and "viator" meant man in his state of trial, as

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  • The parchment directs him to a volcano in Iceland and tells him: Descende, audax viator… et terrestre centrum attinges Descend, bold traveler… and you will attain the center of the Earth.

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  • The parchment directs him to a volcano in Iceland and tells him: Descende, audax viator… et terrestre centrum attinges Descend, bold traveler… and you will attain the center of the Earth.

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  • The parchment directs him to a volcano in Iceland and tells him: Descende, audax viator, et terrestre centrum attinges Descend, bold traveler, and you will attain the center of the Earth.

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  • Dylan Chivian coined the name “audaxviato” from a phrase found in Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, in a message – "Conveniently in Latin," says Chivian -- deciphered by Verne's protagonist, Professor Lidenbrock, which reads in part, "descende, Audax viator, et terrestre centrum attinges."

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  • Dylan Chivian coined the name “audaxviato” from a phrase found in Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, in a message – "Conveniently in Latin," says Chivian -- deciphered by Verne's protagonist, Professor Lidenbrock, which reads in part, "descende, Audax viator, et terrestre centrum attinges."

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  • Recent evidence has shown that the harvester termite Microhodotermes viator most likely creates these heuweltjies.

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  • Recent evidence has shown that the harvester termite Microhodotermes viator most likely creates these heuweltjies.

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  • January 7, 2009 10:28 PM viator.incognitus said...

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  • Then viator (though it sounds all right) is doubtful; it has too much, perhaps, the sense of wayfarer?

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