Servius on Virgil, Aeneid XII, 159, on the
feminine gender of nouns ending in -tor: But if they are not derived from a
verb they are common in gender. For in these cases both the masculine and the
feminine end alike in -tor, for example, senator, a male or female senator,
balneator, a male or female bath attendant, though Petronius makes an exception in
speaking ofa “bath-woman” (balneatricem).
Petronius Arbiter. Petronius. Michael Heseltine. London. William Heinemann. 1913.
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