aristarch

[ ar-uh-stahrk ]
/ ˈær əˌstɑrk /

noun

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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