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  • n. One who marks with points, especially in writing Hebrew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who marks with points. specifically, one who writes Hebrew with points; -- applied to a Masorite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who marks with dots: specifically applied to the Masorites, who invented the Hebrew vowel-points. See masoretic.


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  • In addition to the special members of a chapter already mentioned there are usually appointed the following, in order to secure well-ordered services: precentor, sacristan, cancellor, succentor, punctator, hebdomadarian.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux


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