Definitions

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  • n. A person versed in Sanskrit.

Etymologies

Sanskrit +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The learned Sanskritist, H.H. Wilson, quotes the name Pippilika = ant-gold, given by the people of Little Thibet to the precious dust thrown up in the emmet heaps.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Though Sen, 72, won his 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics and has taught the subject at both Harvard and Cambridge, he could just as convincingly be described as a sociologist, historian, Sanskritist, political analyst and moral philosopher -- for starters -- as his new book makes clear.

    Winning Argument

  • In his On the Gods of Greece, Italy and India (1784), the greatest early Sanskritist, Sir William Jones, sug - gests the Indians as a new source for Egyptian religion; but he is careful to set Genesis apart from the Vedas, which he places as written after the time of the flood.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Thus it is worth remarking in passing that Leskien had more reason than his classicist and Sanskritist colleagues to worry about the nature of sound replace - ment; he stands in the Schleicher tradition of East

    LINGUISTICS

  • The white stock divided into the Semitic and Sanskritist branches; the yellow into the Chinese and Seythian branches; while the Finno-Tatar branch belongs to both the white and yellow stocks.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • A Cheruscan countryman, personally unknown to me, Schütz from Bielefeld, the Sanskritist, has asked, with antique confidence, for a bed for his young daughter, on her way to Liverpool as a governess, which we have promised him with real pleasure.

    Chips From A German Workshop. Vol. III. Essays on Literature, Biography, and Antiquities

  • But Professor Wilson, the best Sanskritist of the time, did not consider the battle lost.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

  • This Pandit is considered the greatest Sanskritist of modern India and is an absolute enigma to everyone.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

  • But here the illustrious Sanskritist is very much mistaken.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

  • Sheldon Pollock-an outstanding Sanskritist and classical scholar.

    Harvard University Press Publicity Blog

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