stationer

[ stey-shuh-ner ]
/ ˈsteɪ ʃə nər /
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noun

a person who sells the materials used in writing, as paper, pens, pencils, and ink.
Archaic.
  1. a bookseller.
  2. a publisher.

Origin of stationer

1350–1400; Middle English stacio(u)ner < Medieval Latin statiōnārius, noun use of the adj.: stationary, i.e., pertaining to dealers with permanent shops as distinguished from itinerant vendors
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British Dictionary definitions for stationer

stationer

/ (ˈsteɪʃənə) /

noun

a person who sells stationery or a shop where stationery is sold
obsolete a publisher or bookseller

Word Origin for stationer

C14: from Medieval Latin stationarius a person having a regular station, hence a shopkeeper (esp a bookseller) as distinguished from an itinerant tradesman; see station
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Word Origin and History for stationer

stationer


n.

"bookdealer, seller of books and paper," early 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from Medieval Latin stationarius "stationary seller," from Latin stationem (nominative statio) "station" (see station).

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