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 (glô′sā-tər, glŏs′ā-)
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.]


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


(glɒˈseɪ tər, glɔ-)

a writer of glosses.
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24) In a lengthy gloss to the word ordinari, the glossator stated his case:
After passing through the scrutiny of the glossator, the poetic text in the vernacular languages could claim a place within the already established consuetudo of classical 'treasure', as often said.
In the second manner, many additions and changes are made, therefore it is not the work of the Auctor, but rather of the glossator.
Offering up multiple possibilities, each qualified and questioned before settling on the image's necessary secrecy, this book does not present the glossator as an absolute authority, but rather models the reader's probing attempts to make a deeply resistant book disclose secrets that finally refuse to yield themselves up.
Broglio R, 2013, "Abandonment: giving voice in the desert" Glossator 7, https://solutioperfecta.
He contends that the glossator of the Vocabularium Cornicum understood the varieties of Cornish and Welsh contained in that text to be the same language.
Derrida Published', Glossator, special issue entitled 'Going Postcard: The Letter(s) of Jacques Derrida' Michael O'Rourke (ed), Volume 7, Fall 2012; and Richard Burt, 'Putting Your Papers in Order: The Matter of Kierkegaard's Writing Desk, Goethe's Files, and Derrida's Paper Machine, or the Philology and Philosophy of Publishing After Death', Rhizomes 20 (Summer 2010).
The verse (perhaps, without the last clause) is a gloss which was added by a Hasid glossator.
He is on the editorial boards of the academic journals Glossator and Post-medieval.
lt;<From Plutrach's Glossator to Court Historiographer: Quevedo's Interpretive Strategies in Vida de Marco Bruto>>, Allegorica, 1996, pp.
Every time the glossator directs you somewhere else, as if that would somehow help explain or complete a thought, the elbow-jogging nudges become all the more ridiculous.
45) The influential glossator Accursius writes that a wife can rescind a sale or mortgage entered into on account not only of fear but also out of reverence.