Definition of glossator in English:

glossator

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Pronunciation: /glɒˈseɪtə
 
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noun

chiefly • historical
  • A person who writes glosses, especially a scholarly commentator on the texts of classical, civil, or canon law.
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    • The only sort of training I had as any kind of exegete or glossator was being taught for A-level how to read Shakespeare, Milton and Dickens.
    • Nicander is a gifted Homeric glossator, but he is neither zoologist nor toxicologist.
    • The examination of the glosses in this codex reveals that the student glossators of this work engaged in a dialectical relationship about how to approach this medieval textbook.

Origin

late Middle English: from medieval Latin, from glossare, from Latin glossa (see gloss2).

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