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philologist

[ fi-lol-uh-jist ]
/ fɪˈlɒl ə dʒɪst /
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noun
a person who specializes in philology, the study of literary texts and written records: An interdisciplinary collaboration between philologists, chemists, and computer scientists is yielding new insights about these medieval manuscripts, all written in different languages or scripts, and most in poor condition.
(especially in older use) a person who specializes in linguistics, especially historical and comparative linguistics:The origin of modern historical linguistics is often traced back to Sir William Jones, the English philologist who, in 1782, observed the genetic relationship between Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin.
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Rarely phi·lol·o·ger [fi-lol-uh-jer] /fɪˈlɒl ə dʒər/ .

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