epigraphist

noun
epig·​ra·​phist | \ i-ˈpi-grə-fist How to pronounce epigraphist (audio) , e- \

Definition of epigraphist

: a specialist in epigraphy

Examples of epigraphist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tablet was considered by many biblical scholars to be the oldest physical artifact connected to Christianity, says epigraphist John Bodel of Brown University, who was not involved in the new study. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, "Tablet thought to have guarded tombs after Jesus’s death may not be what it seems," 28 Feb. 2020 But epigraphists have argued more recently that the Greek used on the inscription was rare outside of Greece and Turkey. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, "Tablet thought to have guarded tombs after Jesus’s death may not be what it seems," 28 Feb. 2020

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circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Epigraphist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigraphist. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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