comparatist[kəm par′ə tist]
a person who uses a comparative method; often, specif., a specialist in comparative literature
Origin of comparatistcomparat(ive) + -ist
A person who employs the comparative method, as in studying literature.
Origin of comparatistFrench comparatiste, from comparative, comparative, from comparer, to compare; see compare.
- a person who carries out a comparative study, especially of language and literary works