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

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