aristarch

aristarch

[ar-uh-stahrk]
noun
a severe critic.

Origin:
1615–25; after Aristarchus of Samothrace, who, in editing Homer, rejected many lines as spurious interpolations

Aristarchian, adjective
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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

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