philologer

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philologer (plural philologers)

  1. (archaic) A philologist.
    • c. 1721, Jonathan Swift, "George-Nim-Dan-Dean's Answer," in The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. II:
      Philologers of future ages,
      How will they pore upon thy pages!
    • 1887, Georg Ebers, The Bride of the Nile, Preface:
      The lexicographer Suidas enumerates the works of Horapollo, the philologer and commentator on Greek poetry.
    • 2003, Douglas T. McGetchin, "Wilting Florists: The Turbulent Early Decades of the Societe Asiatique, 1822-1860," Journal of the History of Ideas, vol. 64, no. 4, p. 570:
      In his articles Schultz specifically criticized "philologer-poets" and their loose, poetic, literary approach to studying and translating Oriental texts.