Definitions for antiquaryˈæn tɪˌkwɛr i
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an•ti•quar•yˈæn tɪˌkwɛr i(n.)(pl.)-quar•ies.
an expert on or student of antiquities.
a collector of antiquities.
Origin of antiquary:
1555–65; < L antīquārius=antīqu(us) ancient, old (see antique ) +-ārius -ary
antiquary, antiquarian, archaist(noun)
an expert or collector of antiquities
A person who is knowledgeable of, or who collects antiques; an antiquarian.
Origin: From antiquarius, from antiquus + -arius
pertaining to antiquity
one devoted to the study of ancient times through their relics, as inscriptions, monuments, remains of ancient habitations, statues, coins, manuscripts, etc.; one who searches for and studies the relics of antiquity
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