computist

noun
com·​put·​ist | \ kəmˈpyütə̇st, -ütə̇-; ˈkämpyətə̇- \
plural -s

Definition of computist

: one skilled in computing (as dates of the calendar, business accounts, astronomical problems)

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History and Etymology for computist

alteration (influenced by compute) of earlier compotist, from Middle English compotiste, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin computista, compotista, from Late Latin computus, compotus + Latin -ista -ist

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“Computist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/computist. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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