Etymology
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translator (n.)

mid-14c., from Old French translator (12c.) or directly from Latin translator "one who transfers or interprets, one who carries over," agent noun from transferre (see transfer (v.)).

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Definitions of translator

translator (n.)
a person who translates written messages from one language to another;
Synonyms: transcriber
translator (n.)
someone who mediates between speakers of different languages;
Synonyms: interpreter
translator (n.)
a program that translates one programming language into another;
Synonyms: translating program
From wordnet.princeton.edu