palæologist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

palæ- +‎ -ologist, from Ancient Greek: παλαιός (palaiós, old) in combination with -λογία (-logía, explanation, oration).

Noun[edit]

palæologist (plural palæologists)

  1. (archaeology) One that researches and studies pre‐historic antiquities.
    • 1929, John Mackinnon Robertson, Pagan Christs, second edition, American Racial Origins, page 349:
      But to whatever conclusions the palæologist may come on that head, the original scientific and logical veto on that hypothesis of two or more independent evolutions of the human species must for the present hold good.