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Definition of antiquarian noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

antiquarian

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌæntɪˈkweəriən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæntɪˈkweriən//
 
 
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(less frequent antiquary
BrE BrE//ˈæntɪkwəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæntɪkweri//
 
)
a person who studies, collects or sells old and valuable objects
Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin antiquarius, from antiquus, anticus ‘former, ancient’, from ante ‘before’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: antiquarian

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