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A person who is knowledgeable of, or who collects antiques; an antiquarian.
Relating to antiquity.
From Latin antiquarius (“pertaining to antiquity, one fond of or employed in antiquities”), from antiquus (“ancient”) + -arius
Latin antīquārius from antīquus old antique
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The Indian Antiquary was started at Bombay in 1872 and still continues.
Camden Place was built by William Camden, the antiquary, in 1609, and in 1765 gave the title of Baron Camden to Lord Chancellor Pratt.
From the first a devoted student and antiquary, he devoted much time to the examination of oriental MSS.
The old five-arched bridge was reported by John Leland, the king's antiquary, about 1540 AD.
The three large stones known as "The King's Grave," a hill-fort, and cairns are of interest to the antiquary.
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