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John Jamieson

(1759—1838) antiquary and philologist


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(1759–1838) Scottish clergyman, antiquarian, and lexicographer, born in Glasgow and educated at the University of Glasgow, who in 1808 produced the two-volume Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, celebrated for its precision of definition and range of quotation.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: literature.


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