HyperDic: philologist

English > 1 sense of the word philologist:
NOUNperson philologist, philologuea humanist specializing in classical scholarship
English > philologist: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA humanist specializing in classical scholarship.
Synonymphilologue
InstancesFurnivall, Frederick James FurnivallEnglish philologist who first proposed the Oxford English Dictionary (1825-1910)
Humboldt, Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt, Baron Karl Wilhelm von HumboldtGerman philologist noted for his studies / studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
Muller, Max Muller, Friedrich Max MullerBritish philologist (born in Germany) who specialized in Sanskrit (1823-1900)
Murray, James Murray, James Augustus Murray, James Augustus Henry Murray, Sir James Murray, Sir James Augustus Murray, Sir James Augustus Henry MurrayScottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
Rask, Rasmus Christian RaskDanish philologist whose work on Old Norse pioneered in the field of comparative linguistics (1787-1832)
Skeat, Walter William SkeatEnglish philologist (1835-1912)
Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel TolkienBritish philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
Verner, Karl Adolph VernerDanish philologist (1846-1896)
BroaderhumanistA classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
Spanishfilólogo, philologue
Catalanfilòleg, philologue
Nounsphilologythe humanistic study of language and literature

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