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Byzantinist

[ biz-uhn-tee-nist, -tahy-, bahy-zuhn-, bih-zan-tuh- ]
/ ˈbɪz ən ti nɪst, -taɪ-, ˈbaɪ zən-, bɪˈzæn tə- /
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noun
an authority on or student of the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire.
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Origin of Byzantinist

First recorded in 1890–95; Byzantine + -ist
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