- a specialist or expert in grammar.
- a person who claims to establish or is reputed to have established standards of usage in a language.
Origin of grammarian
Examples from the Web for grammarian
The grammarian Tyrannion supposedly had 30,000 of them; the physician Serenus Sammonicus is reputed to have had 60,000.The Book That Changed the World
October 7, 2011
The grammarian, for example, can persuade one and he can persuade many about letters.Alcibiades I
(may be spurious) Plato
For all might be claimed the funeral honours which Browning claimed for his Grammarian.Victorian Worthies
George Henry Blore
The grammarian, in his hunger and thirst after knowledge and truth, thought not of time.
But the grammarian was true to one side only of Browning's philosophy of life.
This is that wonderful relation which we have given us by this grammarian.Against Apion
- a person whose occupation is the study of grammar
- the author of a grammar
Word Origin and History for grammarian
"student of or writer on (Latin) grammar; philologist, etymologist;" in general use, "learned man," late 14c., from Old French gramairien (Modern French grammairien) "grammarian, wise man, person who knows Latin; magician," agent noun from grammaire (see grammar).