[mee-dee-ee-vuh-list, med-ee-, mid-ee-, mid-ee-vuh-]
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
Related formsan·ti·me·di·e·val·ist, noun, adjective
First recorded in 1850–55; medieval
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Associated words: medieval, medievalism, medievalist, medievals.
Yet I will venture to make even of these trivial fragments the high boast that I am a medievalist and not a modern.
British Dictionary definitions for medievalist
Derived Formsmedievalistic or mediaevalistic, adjective
a student or devotee of the Middle Ages
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Word Origin and History for medievalist
1847, "proponent of medieval styles," from medieval + -ist. From 1882 as "one versed in the history of the Middle Ages."
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