Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is versed in philology. Also philologer, philologian, philologue.
- n. A person who engages in philology (historical linguistics), especially as a profession; a collector of words and their etymologies.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One versed in philology.
- n. a humanist specializing in classical scholarship
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“During my brilliant interview, my philologist was a bit reticent.”
“FECHER: A philologist is a person who studies the origins and meanings of words.”
“Experience, therefore, is certainly an essential prerequisite for a philologist -- that is, the philologist must first of all be a man; for then only can he be productive as a philologist.”
“Lipsius (1547-1606) is known as a philologist and for his treatises on the military art of the Romans, on the Latin classics, and on the philosophy of the Stoics.”
“COPENHAGEN -- Tonight, Yoani Sánchez -- the world-renowned Cuban blogger and philologist -- will be honored here with the inaugural Freedom Award, in the amount of $50,000, by the independent Danish think tank, CEPOS.”
“They were both college professors, and though Jorgen, a classical philologist, worked like crazy to find a job at a U.S. university, he wasn't able to.”
“Horne Tooke, John (1736 – 1812): a philologist and radical whose etymological work The Diversions of”
“Also linguistic comparisons with contemporary NHG are more or less impossible, as a few philologist-friends remind me from time to time.”
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