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Comparing -logists and -nomists

Various words for professions end in -logist or -nomist. I hope I do not do terrible injustice by treating -nomer as a synonym for -nomist. These seem to come from the Greek words logos and nomos and ...
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How to translate “tenure”?

Tenure is a permanent academic position. The position is very safe, as it is far more complicated to fire a tenured professor than an employee who has a permanent contract. There are variations, and ...
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What is an entrepreneur?

I am looking for a Latin word for "entrepreneur" or "self-employed" or something in that direction. My question is two-fold: Was there a word in classical Latin for someone who owns their own ...
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Translating the Finnish “adjunct professor” or “docent”

There is an academic title in Finland called "dosentti" (Finnish) or "docent" (Swedish). However, there is a disagreement in Finland whether it should be translated in English as docent or adjunct ...
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How to distinguish assistant and associate professors?

Latin has an obvious word for a professor: professor. But what would be good Latin translations for assistant and associate professors? I am looking for two adjectives to go with professor (or ...
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Is “vicepraesidens” valid for “vice president”?

This phrase appeared in Nuntii Latini last December: In causa erant discordiae inter praesidentem et vicepraesidentem ortae. Is vice- a good prefix in Latin, and does it really produce the same ...
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What did a *cellarius* do?

Inspired by this question A good word for waiter or waitress I'd like to know what duties a cellarius had in antique times. The German word for waiter, Kellner, is a loan from cellarius, but it ...
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A good word for waiter or waitress

What would be a good Latin word for waiter or waitress in a restaurant? I would not call them servus; I find the word inappropriate when not referring to slaves. Servitor/servitrix would be more ...
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How to distinguish “lecturer” and “reader” in Latin?

Universities in the UK have two distinct titles (among others): "lecturer" and "reader". A reader is more senior than a lecturer but both are below a professor. The US (rough?) equivalents are "...
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What's the the Latin word for a government minister / secretary?

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a government minister is: A minister is a politician who holds significant public office in a national or regional government, making and implementing ...
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How to describe ministers in Latin?

I want to talk about different ministers in a government in Latin. Minister and ministra are good words for a minister, but how to say "minister of justice and employment" and "minister of economic ...