See also: Linguist and linguïst

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From Latin lingua (language) +‎ -ist.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪŋɡwɪst/
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linguist (plural linguists)

  1. One who studies linguistics.
  2. A person skilled in languages.
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Grove Press, published 1959, →OCLC:
      The words of these songs were either without meaning, or derived from an idiom with which Watt, a very fair linguist, had no acquaintance.
  3. A human translator; an interpreter, especially in the armed forces.

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linguist m (plural linguiști, feminine equivalent linguistă)

  1. Alternative form of lingvist

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