Grammarian Gram*ma"ri*an, n. [Cf. F. grammairien.] 1. One versed in grammar, or the construction of languages; a philologist. [1913 Webster]

Note: ``The term was used by the classic ancients as a term of honorable distinction for all who were considered learned in any art or faculty whatever.'' --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

2. One who writes on, or teaches, grammar. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • grammarian — student of or writer on (Latin) grammar; philologist, etymologist; in general use, learned man, late 14c., from O.Fr. gramairien (Mod.Fr. grammairien) grammarian, wise man, person who knows Latin; magician, agent noun from grammaire (see GRAMMAR… …   Etymology dictionary

  • grammarian — [grə mer′ē ən] n. [ME gramarian < MFr gramarien] a specialist or expert in grammar …   English World dictionary

  • grammarian — UK [ɡrəˈmeərɪən] / US [ɡrəˈmerɪən] noun [countable] Word forms grammarian : singular grammarian plural grammarians an expert in the study of grammar …   English dictionary

  • grammarian — [[t]grəme͟əriən[/t]] grammarians N COUNT A grammarian is someone who studies the grammar of a language and writes books about it or teaches it …   English dictionary

  • grammarian — noun see grammar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grammarian — /greuh mair ee euhn/, n. 1. a specialist or expert in grammar. 2. a person who claims to establish or is reputed to have established standards of usage in a language. [1350 1400; ME gramarien < OF gramairien. See GRAMMAR, IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • grammarian — noun /ɡrəˈmɛərɪən/ a person who studies grammar …   Wiktionary

  • grammarian — Synonyms and related words: dialectician, etymologer, etymologist, glossarist, glossographer, grammaticaster, grammatist, lexicographer, lexicologist, linguist, linguistic scholar, linguistic scientist, linguistician, orthoepist, paleographer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • grammarian — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. linguist, philologist, grammatist, rhetorician; see linguist 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • grammarian — gram|mar|i|an [grəˈmeəriən US ˈmer ] n someone who studies and knows about grammar …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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