- The originator or creator of a work, especially a literary composition; a writer.
- Source of information.
- French: auteur
- German: Autor , Autorin
- Dutch: auteur
- Italian: autore , autrice
- Spanish: autor , autora
- (context, mainly, US) To create a work by its author.
Etymology: From autour, from autor, from auctor, from augere "to increase", "to originate"
- French: écrire, créer
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