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comparatist

[kuh m-par-uh-tist] /kəmˈpær ə tɪst/
noun
1.
a specialist in comparative linguistics or comparative literature.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < French comparatiste < Latin comparāt(us) (past participle of comparāre to compare) + French -iste -ist
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