[ mee-dee-ee-vuh-list, med-ee-, mid-ee-, mid-ee-vuh- ]
/ ˌmi diˈi və lɪst, ˌmɛd i-, ˌmɪd i-, mɪdˈi və- /


an expert in medieval history, literature, philosophy, etc.
a person who is greatly attracted to the art, culture, spirit, etc., of the Middle Ages.

Origin of medievalist

First recorded in 1850–55; medieval + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM medievalist

an·ti·me·di·e·val·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for medievalist



/ (ˌmɛdɪˈiːvəlɪst) /


a student or devotee of the Middle Ages

Derived forms of medievalist

medievalistic or mediaevalistic, adjective
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