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aristarch

[ar-uh-stahrk]
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noun
  1. a severe critic.

Origin of aristarch

1615–25; after Aristarchus of Samothrace, who, in editing Homer, rejected many lines as spurious interpolations
Related formsAr·i·star·chi·an, adjective
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