I recently came across the intriguing terms, 'semantician' and 'semanticist', both referring to a specialist in semantics. These words are derived from the Ancient Greek root 'sēmantikós'.
My query is twofold:
- Is there a direct Latin equivalent to the English term from this Greek root?
- If a direct equivalent does not exist, would it be more appropriate to coin a paraphrase in Latin that captures the same meaning?