antiquary

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From Latin antiquarius (pertaining to antiquity, one fond of or employed in antiquities), from antiquus (ancient) + -arius

NounEdit

antiquary (plural antiquaries)

  1. A person who is knowledgeable of, or who collects antiques; an antiquarian.
  2. An aficionado or student of antiquities, ancient artifacts, historic sites, ancient writings, or things of the past.

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antiquary (not comparable)

  1. Relating to antiquity.