cosmographer

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From Ancient Greek κοσμογράφος (kosmographos) +‎ -er, corresponding to cosmo- +‎ -grapher.

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cosmographer (plural cosmographers)

  1. (astrophysics) A scientist specializing in understanding and describing the nature of the universe.
  2. (obsolete) Someone who describes the world; a geographer or anthropologist.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      And if it be (as Cosmographers report) that there are Nations, who receive and admit a Dogge to be their King, it must necessarily follow, that they give a certaine interpretations to his voice and moving.

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Last modified on 29 October 2013, at 13:48