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One who provides explanatory glosses, especially a scholar or scribe who writes notes in the margins of or between the lines of a text.
[Medieval Latin glōssātor, from glōssāre, to gloss, from Latin glōssa, foreign word requiring explanation; see gloss2.]
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1. (Journalism & Publishing) Also called: glossarist, glossist or glossographer a writer of glosses and commentaries, esp (in the Middle Ages) an interpreter of Roman and Canon Law
2. (Library Science & Bibliography) a compiler of a glossary
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glos•sa•tor(glɒˈseɪ tər, glɔ-)
a writer of glosses.
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