glossator

[ glo-sey-ter, glaw- ]
/ glɒˈseɪ tər, glɔ- /

noun

a person who writes glosses; glossarist.
one of the medieval interpreters of the Roman and canon laws.

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Origin of glossator

1350–1400; Middle English glosator<Medieval Latin glōssātor commentator, equivalent to glōssā(re) to explain, interpret (see gloss2) + Latin -tor-tor

OTHER WORDS FROM glossator

glos·sa·to·ri·al [glos-uh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-, glaw-suh-], /ˌglɒs əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˈglɔ sə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glossator

glossator
/ (ɡlɒˈseɪtə) /

noun

Also called: glossarist, glossist, glossographer a writer of glosses and commentaries, esp (in the Middle Ages) an interpreter of Roman and Canon Law
a compiler of a glossary
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