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comparatist

[kuh m-par-uh-tist]
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noun
  1. a specialist in comparative linguistics or comparative literature.
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Origin of comparatist

1930–35; < French comparatiste < Latin comparāt(us) (past participle of comparāre to compare) + French -iste -ist
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