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n.1.A philologist.
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My training as a seminarian at Concordia and as a doctoral student at Harvard was as a historian or as a philologian. I remember meeting one of my older daughters first dates, and he asked me what I did for a living.
Alfred Tobler once said that he was "the foremost Romance philologian in the United States," (48) and this remained his reputation.
Mumford Jones in The Romanesque Lyric calls the poem "The Philologian and his Cat" and translates this stanza: