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Annalist

[AN-ə-ləst]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Unknown, 17th century

1.

A person who writes annals.

Examples of Annalist in a sentence

"Our community's history has been preserved through written records maintained by annalists."

"Timothy decided to combine his love of baseball and history and become a sports annalist."

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About Annalist

This noun is borrowed from French, but originally comes from the Latin words "annales" (yearly books) and "annus" (year).

Did you Know?

Black History Month, recognized in the United States since 1976, relies on annalists to assemble a cultural history of African-Americans. The month celebrates the importance of Black people in America's development and culture.

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