philosophaster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin philosophaster.

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Noun[edit]

philosophaster (plural philosophasters)

  1. A pretender to philosophy; a petty or charlatan philosopher.
    Synonym: philosophe

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

philosophaster m (genitive philosophastrī); second declension

  1. a bad philosopher, philosophaster

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative philosophaster philosophastrī
Genitive philosophastrī philosophastrōrum
Dative philosophastrō philosophastrīs
Accusative philosophastrum philosophastrōs
Ablative philosophastrō philosophastrīs
Vocative philosophaster philosophastrī

References[edit]

  • philosophaster”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • philosophaster in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • philosophaster in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016