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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A specialist in etymology.

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  • n. A lexicographer or linguist who specializes in etymology (the origins of words)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who investigates the derivation of words.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One versed in etymology; one who specially studies, teaches, or writes the history of words; a historian of words.

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  • n. a lexicographer who specializes in etymology

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  • Someone who studies the origins of words. Not to be confused with an entomologist.

    December 24, 2006