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 (mē′dē-ē′və-lĭst, mĕd′ē-)
1. A specialist in the study of the Middle Ages.
2. A connoisseur of medieval culture.


(ˌmɛdɪˈiːvəlɪst) or


(Education) a student or devotee of the Middle Ages
ˌmediˌevalˈistic, ˌmediˌaevalˈistic adj


or me•di•ae•val•ist

(ˌmi diˈi və lɪst, ˌmɛd i-, ˌmɪd i-, mɪdˈi və-)

1. an expert in medieval history, art, and culture.
2. a person who esteems medieval art and culture.


1. an expert in medieval history, literature, art, architecture, etc.
2. a person devoted to the art, culture, or spirit of the Middle Ages.
See also: History


[ˌmedɪˈiːvəlɪst] Nmedievalista mf


nMediävist(in) m(f)
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