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- n. A person who engages in philology (historical linguistics), especially as a profession; a collector of words and their etymologies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One versed in philology.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is versed in philology. Also philologer, philologian, philologue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a humanist specializing in classical scholarship
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He may have used the word philologist somewhat loosely on occasion.
In a move to grab your attention by confusing you, I'm actually not writing about the word philologist today, but rather an intriguing-looking word that may make you stop and grab your dictionary by the short bindings upon encountering it, "it" being today's "Take My Word for It," word:
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.