Linguist meaning

lĭnggwĭst
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A person who speaks several languages fluently.
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A specialist in linguistics.
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A person skilled in languages.
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One who studies linguistics.
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A specialist in linguistics.
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A human translator; an interpreter, especially in the armed forces.
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The definition of a linguist is a person who speaks many languages, or a language expert.

An example of a linguist is someone who speaks and teaches others to speak Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, English and French.

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Origin of linguist

  • Latin lingua language dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots –ist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lingua (“language") + -ist.

    From Wiktionary