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lexicographer

[ lek-si-kog-ruh-fer ]
/ ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒg rə fər /
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noun

a writer, editor, or compiler of a dictionary.

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lexical order, lexicalize, lexically, lexico-, lexicog., lexicographer, lexicography, lexicology, lexicon, lexicostatistics, lexigram

Origin of lexicographer

1650–60; < Late Greek lexikográph(os) (see lexicon, -graph) + -er1
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lexicographer


n.

1650s, from French lexicographe "lexicographer," from Greek lexikographos, from lexikon "wordbook" (see lexicon) + -graphos "writer," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy).

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