essayist vs litterateur what difference

what is difference between essayist and litterateur

English

Etymology

From essay +‎ -ist

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.seɪ.ɪst/

Noun

essayist (plural essayists)

  1. One who composes essays; a writer of short compositions.
    She was an essayist whose frequent contributions to the editorial pages of major newspapers had a loyal following.

Coordinate terms

  • author
  • novelist

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Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English essayist.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛ.seːˈɪst/
  • Hyphenation: es‧say‧ist
  • Rhymes: -ɪst

Noun

essayist m (plural essayisten)

  1. An essayist, an essay writer.


English

Alternative forms

  • literateur, littérateur

Etymology

From the French littérateur, from the Latin litterātor (critic). Doublet of literator.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌlɪtəɹəˈtɜː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌlɪtəɹəˈtʊɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r), -ʊə(r)

Noun

litterateur (plural litterateurs, feminine litterateuse or litteratrice)

  1. A person engaged in various literary works: literary critic, essayist, writer.
    • 1969, Victor Ernest Watts (translator), Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius (author), The Consolation of Philosophy, Penguin Books, book III, chapter v, page 88, footnote 4:
      Lucius Annaeus Seneca, the Roman philosopher, playwright and littérateur, was the boyhood tutor of the emperor Nero, and later on his adviser.

Derived terms

  • litterateuse

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