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philologian

[fil-uh-loh-jee-uh n]
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noun
  1. a philologist.
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Origin of philologian

1820–30; < Latin philologi(a) (see philology) + -an
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Examples from the Web for philologian

Historical Examples

  • The physician says “incurable”; the philologian says “fraud.”

    The Antichrist

    F. W. Nietzsche

  • The anecdotes which have been recorded of him show that he was something of an archaeologist, and something of a philologian.

    Seekers after God

    Frederic William Farrar

  • He was also a prominent member of the Philologian Society, of which he was afterwards elected president.

  • As a scholar and a philologian he had rare abilities, and a rarer industry.