What does Historian mean?
Definitions for Historian
hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-his·to·ri·an
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a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.
One versed or well informed in history.
Etymology: From historien
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A writer of facts and events; a writer of history.
Etymology: historicus, Latin; historien, French.
What thanks sufficient, or what recompence
Equal, have I to render thee, divine
Historian! John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii.
Our country, which has produced writers of the first figure in every other kind of work, has been very barren in good historians. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
Not added years on years my task could close,
The long historian of my country’s woes. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
A historian is a person who studies and writes about the past and is regarded as an authority on it. Historians are concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race; as well as the study of all history in time. Some historians are recognized by publications or training and experience. "Historian" became a professional occupation in the late nineteenth century as research universities were emerging in Germany and elsewhere.
a writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist
one versed or well informed in history
Etymology: [F. historien.]
A historian is a person who studies and writes about the past and is regarded as an authority on it. Historians are concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race; as well as the study of all history in time. If the individual is concerned with events preceding written history, the individual is a historian of prehistory. Although "historian" can be used to describe amateur and professional historians alike, it is reserved more recently for those who have acquired graduate degrees in the discipline. Some historians, though, are recognized by publications or training and experience. "Historian" became a professional occupation in the late nineteenth century as research universities were emerging in Germany and elsewhere.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Historian' in Nouns Frequency: #1393
The numerical value of Historian in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Historian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Historian in a Sentence
The history of the Victorian Age will never be written we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
Very few things happen at the right time and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
The best historian is he who combines knowledge of the evidence with the largest intellect, the warmest human sympathy and the highest imaginative powers.
Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
Faced by the mountainous heap of the minutiae of knowledge and awed by the watchful severity of his colleagues, the modern historian too often takes refuge in learned articles or narrowly specialized dissertations, small fortresses that are easy to defend from attack.
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- historiadorCatalan, Valencian
- Historikerin, HistorikerGerman
- historiadora, historiadorSpanish
- historiankirjoittaja, historioitsijaFinnish
- historienne, historienFrench
- történetíró, történészHungarian
- storica, storicoItalian
- 史家, 歴史家Japanese
- rerum scriptorLatin
- ahli sejarah, historikus, muwarikh, tarikh, sejarawanMalay
- historicus, geschiedkundigeDutch
- historiador, historiógrafoPortuguese
- pȍvjesničārka, pȍvjesničārSerbo-Croatian
- hijenavan, jenavan, jijenavanVolapük
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