glossator

noun
glos·​sa·​tor | \ ˈglä-ˌsā-tər How to pronounce glossator (audio) , ˈglȯ- \

Definition of glossator

1 : one that makes textual glosses
2 : a compiler of a glossary

First Known Use of glossator

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for glossator

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

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“Glossator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glossator. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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