glossator

noun

glos·​sa·​tor ˈglä-ˌsā-tər How to pronounce glossator (audio)
ˈglȯ-
1
: one that makes textual glosses
2
: a compiler of a glossary

Word History

Etymology

Middle English glosatour, borrowed from Medieval Latin glōsātor, glōssātor, from glōsāre, glōssāre "to gloss entry 4" + Latin -tor, agent suffix

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of glossator was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Glossator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glossator. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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