One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A female victor or champion.
- ‘Is wisdom really powerful enough to defeat Fortune, to be the victrix in a battle between the two of them?’
- ‘Similarly, the Latin feminine suffix trix is occasionally used as a counterpart to masculine tor rather than the commoner French-derived tress, as in dominatrix, executrix, victrix, as against actress, benefactress.’
- ‘We first hear her favourite phrase when she returns, victrix, with the Revd Elton in tow as her newly wed husband.’
Latin, feminine of victor (see victor).
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