follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

aristarch

[ar-uh-stahrk] /ˈær əˌstɑrk/
noun
1.
a severe critic.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; after Aristarchus of Samothrace, who, in editing Homer, rejected many lines as spurious interpolations
Related forms
Aristarchian, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for aristarch

a severe critic. The term is derived from the name of the Greek grammarian and critic Aristarchus, who was known for his harsh judgments

Learn more about aristarch with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for aristarch

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for aristarch

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends