from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A grammarian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare A petty grammarian.
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- noun historical A
teacherof prose literatureand letters in Ancient Greece.
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The _ludi magister_ at Rome held a position even less enviable than that held by the _grammatist_ at Athens.
The grammatist represented the earliest or primary teacher.
The teacher of this school came to be known as a _grammatist_.
The teacher in this school gradually separated himself from the grammatist, and often the two were found in adjoining rooms in the same school.
This corresponded to the school of the Athenian _grammatist_, and like it the instruction consisted of reading, writing, and counting.
To the _grammatist_, who was doubtless an evolution from an earlier tribal scribe, he went to learn to read and write and count.
a grammarian and a grammatist, applying the former term to men of real erudition, the latter to those whose pretensions to learning are moderate; and this opinion Orbilius supports by examples.