Administrator etymology


English word administrator comes from Latin ministro, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin ad- (To.)

Etymology of administrator

Detailed word origin of administrator

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ministro Latin (lat) I attend, wait upon, especially at table. I do, execute, carry out. I manage, govern, take care of.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
ad- Latin (lat) To.
administro Latin (lat) (figuratively) I take charge of, direct, manage, administer, do, accomplish; govern. I attend upon, assist, serve.
administrator Latin (lat) Manager, conductor, administrator.
administrator English (en) (computing) One who is responsible for software installation, management, information and maintenance of a computer or network. (legal) A person who manages or settles the estate of an intestate, or of a testator when there is no competent executor; one to whom the right of administration has been committed by competent authority. One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, [...]

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