etymologist

NOUN
  1. a lexicographer who specializes in etymology
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How To Use etymologist In A Sentence

  • Napoleon's example of taking antiquaries, etymologists, epigraphists and naturalists with him to Egypt conferred a cultural dimension to post-Napoleonic French colonialism which had not been there before.
  • I believe, in contradiction to most etymologists, that the Egyptian scarab, chepera, is our word chafer, French cafard, and possibly Italian scarafaggio. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 3
  • Google agrees, an etymologist is an expert in language, which is kind of ironic. Cheeseburger Gothic » Snip snip.
  • While virtually every dictionary describes the origins of ‘bamboozle’ as shrouded in obscurity, a few etymologists maintain its nautical pedigree.
  • Interesting also, that Ehrlich was not an economist, agronomist or even demographer but rather an etymologist, an expert in insect biology. A Dickens Of A Debate Between Mr. Scrooge And Mr. Say
  • The Greek Xu-w, which etymologists justly connect with our loose, loosen, may possibly be the base of the word.
  • Satisfactorily to explain the derivation of the English word "amulet" has taxed the ingenuity of etymologists, and its origin is admittedly obscure. Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery
  • We'll leave it up to France's budding etymologist to decide whether his maneuvering should be labeled "invertebrate" or "spineless. Europe's Retreat
  • Webster gives several definitions of Gall; but the good old etymologist was gathered to his fathers long before the word attained its full development and assumed an honored place in the slang vernacular of the day. The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12
  • And this is where the rules etymologists follow get rather complicated.
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