from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as philologist, and formerly in more common use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A philologist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic A philologist.


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  • Hauptmann was not merely a philologer, which is a formidable thing in itself, but he belonged to the esoteric group that deals with languages which have no literature.

    The Collectors

  • Greek, Latin, and the newly discovered Sanskrit, Jones says, show an “affinity ... so strong that no philologer could examine all the three without believing them to have sprung from some common source which, perhaps, no longer exists ...”

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The science of the philologer, on the other hand, is strictly historical.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • It was this sentimental hint that gave a reasonable hope of taking her mind off the runes, and the harassed philologer set himself resolutely to the task.

    The Collectors

  • In fact, the studies of the philologer and those of the ethnologer strictly so called are quite distinct, and they deal with two wholly different sets of phenomena.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • Roman philologer, wrote: "If you are fond of books, you will escape the _ennui_ of life; you will neither sigh for evening, disgusted with the occupations of the day, nor will you live dissatisfied with yourself or unprofitable with others."

    Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs

  • He dismissed the observation, however, as unworthy a philologer and went to sleep pondering a new destruction for the knaves who held the Lombard tongue to be not East but West Germanic.

    The Collectors

  • The young philologer tugged at these until he had mastered one or two words.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • There is now and then a born philologer, one who studies language for its own sake, -- studies it perhaps in the spirit of "the scholar who regretted that he had not concentrated his life on the dative case."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866

  • An author who says that _paganus_ means village, who makes _ocula_ the plural of _oculus_, and who supposes that _in petto_ means _in little_, is not qualified to settle Dr. Webster's claims as a philologer, much less to treat him with contempt.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859


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