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.

Origin of glossator

1350–1400; Middle English glosator < Medieval Latin glōssātor commentator, equivalent to glōssā(re) to explain, interpret (see gloss2) + Latin -tor -tor
Related formsglos·sa·to·ri·al [glos-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, glaw-suh-] /ˌglɒs əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˈglɔ sə-/, adjective
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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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Word Origin and History for glossator

glossator


n.

"writer of glosses," late 14c., from Medieval Latin glossator, from Latin glossa (see gloss (n.2)). Also in same sense were glossographer (c.1600), glossographist (1774).

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