Part of speech: noun

An expert in philology.

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Usage examples "philologist":

  1. The reader must not imagine that my prognosticator means Morgan to be a corruption of Mortjardin; he proves his point by Hebrew: but any philologist would tell him the true derivation of the name, and how Glamorgan came to get it. - "A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)", Augustus de Morgan.
  2. The celebrated philologist who treated the subject, discovered amazing ingenuity in expatiating on its ramifications and deductions. - "The Monikins", J. Fenimore Cooper.
  3. J. A. Cuoq, of Montreal, eminent both as a missionary and as a philologist. - "The Iroquois Book of Rites", Horatio Hale.