glossologist


Also found in: Medical.

glossologist

Archaic.
1. a linguist; a philologist.
2. one who compiles glossaries.
See also: Linguistics
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
He viewed language as teleological and Adamic; "What glossologist" Whewell enquires in response to Chambers, "will venture to declare that the efficacy of such causes has been uniform; that the influences which mould a language ...
For once, Schleicher boasted in Darwinism Tested by the Science of Language (1863), "the glossologist has an advantage over his brother naturalists in this respect.
I would rather refrain from calling the Lindisfarne interlinear texts glosses and would rather suggest other terms: either a glossal translation or continuous interlinear glosses, the latter expression is sometimes used by glossologists. Though the Old English text is indeed more than a gloss, it cannot, however, aspire to be called a translation in the sense of King Alfred's or Abbot AElfric's enterprises.