Linguist
Linguist Lin"guist (l[i^][ng]"gw[i^]st), n. [L. lingua tongue, speech, language: cf. F. linguiste.] 1. A master of the use of language; a talker. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I'll dispute with him; He's a rare linguist. --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]

2. A person skilled in languages. [1913 Webster]

There too were Gibbon, the greatest historian, and Jones, the greatest linguist, of the age. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • Linguist — Sf Sprachwissenschaftler , früher auch Sprachenkenner erw. fach. (16. Jh.) Neoklassische Bildung. Neoklassische Bildung zu l. lingua Zunge, Sprache . Abstraktum: Linguistik; Adjektiv: linguistisch.    Ebenso nndl. linguïst, ne. linguist, nfrz.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • linguist — LINGUÍST, Ă s.m. şi f. v. lingvist. Trimis de cornel, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  LINGUÍST, Ă s.m. şi f. v. lingvist. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • Linguist — Linguist, Sprachforscher od. Sprechkundiger. Linguistik, so v.w. Sprachenkunde …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Linguist — (v. lat. lingua, »Sprache«), Sprachkundiger, Sprachforscher; Linguistik, Sprachwissenschaft …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Linguíst — (lat.), Sprachkenner, Sprachforscher; Linguístik, Sprachkunde, Sprachwissenschaft …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Linguist — (vom lat. lingua, Zunge, Sprache), Sprachkenner; L.ik, Sprachenkunde; l.isch, sprachwissenschaftlich …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • linguist — (n.) 1580s, a master of language, one who uses his tongue freely, a hybrid from L. lingua language, tongue (see LINGUAL (Cf. lingual)) + IST (Cf. ist). Meaning a student of language first attested 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • linguist — ► NOUN 1) a person skilled in foreign languages. 2) a person who studies linguistics. ORIGIN from Latin lingua language …   English terms dictionary

  • linguist — [liŋ′gwist] n. [< L lingua (see LANGUAGE) + IST1] 1. a specialist in linguistics: cf. PHILOLOGIST 2. loosely POLYGLOT (n. 1) …   English World dictionary

  • linguist — [[t]lɪ̱ŋgwɪst[/t]] linguists 1) N COUNT A linguist is someone who is good at speaking or learning foreign languages. Her brother was an accomplished linguist. 2) N COUNT A linguist is someone who studies or teaches linguistics …   English dictionary

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