philologist

Definitions of philologist
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n a humanist specializing in classical scholarship

Synonyms:
philologue
Examples:
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Frederick James Furnivall
English philologist who first proposed the Oxford English Dictionary (1825-1910)
Baron Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt
German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
Friedrich Max Muller
British philologist (born in Germany) who specialized in Sanskrit (1823-1900)
Sir James Augustus Henry Murray
Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
Rasmus Christian Rask
Danish philologist whose work on Old Norse pioneered in the field of comparative linguistics (1787-1832)
Walter William Skeat
English philologist (1835-1912)
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
Karl Adolph Verner
Danish philologist (1846-1896)
Type of:
humanist
a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts

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