from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who makes excerpts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes excerpts; a picker; a culler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who excerpts; a selecter; a culler.
Two aspects of the wider context omitted by the excerptor, however, suggest that Philo's ethics were in fact based on the Academic method of argument on either side.
(Eusebius, iv, 3) that some of those cured by our Lord lived until his own time and the fact that Quandratus wrote under Hadrian; the name of Papias has been substituted by the egregious excerptor.
It seemed unnecessary, for the reason that many of the great passages of Lucretius, Vergil, and Manilius hang so loosely to their contexts that the poets themselves seem to invite the gentle violence of the excerptor.