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Lexicographer

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Lexicógrapher. n.s. [λεξικὸν and γράφω; lexicographe, French.] A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.

Commentators and lexicographers acquainted with the Syriac language, have given these hints in their writings on scripture. Watts's Improvement of the Mind.

Sources: Watts, Isaac (117)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Lexicographer." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 5, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4848.


  1. Yup, happy to see this one in there. I had to write a masters paper on Samuel Johnson and was happy to see that some of the definitions flavored with his sense of humor have made it to the online version. Thanks for putting this together.

  2. Adam on August 26th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

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