philosophaster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin philosophaster, from philosophus (philosopher), and -aster (expressing incomplete resemblance).

Noun[edit]

philosophaster (plural philosophasters)

  1. a pretender to philosophy; a petty or charlatan philosopher.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From philosoph(us) (philosopher) +‎ -aster.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /pʰi.lo.soˈpʰas.ter/, [pʰɪ.ɫɔ.sɔˈpʰas.tɛr]

Noun[edit]

philosophaster m (genitive philosophastrī); second declension

  1. a bad philosopher, philosophaster

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
nominative philosophaster philosophastrī
genitive philosophastrī philosophastrōrum
dative philosophastrō philosophastrīs
accusative philosophastrum philosophastrōs
ablative philosophastrō philosophastrīs
vocative philosophaster
philosophastre
philosophastrī