Aristarch

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From the Latin Aristarchus, from the Ancient Greek Ἀρίσταρχος (Aristarkhos) (Aristarkhos; “Aristarchus of Samothrace”, a severe critic of Homeric poetry).

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Aristarch (plural Aristarchs)

  1. A severe critic.
    • 1764 September, Tobias George Smollett [ed.], The Critical Review: or, Annals of Literature, volume 18, article 23: “Review of William Johnſton’s A Pronouncing and Spelling Dictionary, &c.”, page 237
      Let no Ariſtarch of learning diſdain performances of this kind.
    • 1932, Edith Philips, The Good Quaker in French Legend (University of Pennsylvania Press), page 145
      Then let these Aristarchs read the geographer Morse; they will then see that the good Penn, however concerned he may have been with spiritual good, did not for all that neglect the goods of this world.

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