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 for linguist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Linguist \Lin"guist\ (l[i^][ng]"gw[i^]st), n. [L. lingua tongue,
     speech, language: cf. F. linguiste.]
     1. A master of the use of language; a talker. [Obs.]
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              I'll dispute with him;
              He's a rare linguist.                 --J. Webster.
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     2. A person skilled in languages.
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              There too were Gibbon, the greatest historian, and
              Jones, the greatest linguist, of the age.
                                                    --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster] Linguistic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  linguist
      n 1: a specialist in linguistics [syn: linguist, linguistic
           scientist]
      2: a person who speaks more than one language [syn: linguist,
         polyglot]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "linguist":
     bilingual, dialectician, diglot, etymologer, etymologist,
     glossarist, glossographer, grammarian, grammaticaster, grammatist,
     lexicographer, lexicologist, linguistic scholar,
     linguistic scientist, linguistician, multilingual, orthoepist,
     paleographer, philologaster, philologer, philologian, philologist,
     phonemicist, phonetician, phoneticist, phonologist, polyglot,
     semanticist, semasiologist
  
  

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