(Greek > Latin: a suffix; one who believes in; one who is engaged in; someone who does something)
One versed in the lives or writings of the Fathers of the Christian Church.
pedagogist (s) (noun), pedagogists (pl)
A specialist or teacher of children: After finishing school and college, Susan became a student teacher and then an official pedagogist in teaching German in the school in the neighbouring town.
pedobaptist (s) (noun), pedobaptists (pl)
A person who practices, adheres to, or advocates infant baptism.
pedodontist, pediadontist (s) (noun); pedodontists, pediadontists (pl)
A dentist who practices dentistry that deals with children's teeth.
pedologist, paidologist (s) (noun); pedologists, paidologists (pl)
A person who studies children and their behavior.
A person skilled in pedorthics and practicing its application in individual cases.
pedotrophist (s) (noun) ,pedotrophists (pl)
A person who is skilled or has the knowledge, the ability, or the training to bring up children properly.
pejorist (PEJ or rist)
Someone who believes that the conditions in the world are becoming worse; such as, with climatic changes; what is happening with economics and government policies; religious hypocrisy or pretense of virtue; internet fraud; military wars; terrorism in the name of religion; greed, public and private individuals; false accusations in politics; ego-centric, foul-mouthed, rabble-rousing (stirring up the passions or prejudices of the public) talk-show hosts (on radio, television, and at rallies) and their followers; company executives, politicians, and others who lie and commit fraudulent acts; etc., etc.
Someone who is skilled in the therapeutic uses of mud.
A therapist who applies mud for therapeutic purposes, commonly in the form of hot mud packs in conjunction with mineral spa therapy, or by beauticians for purported effects on the skin.
peltrophilist (s) (noun), peltrophilists (pl)
A collector of pewterware: Sam's wife, a peltrophilist, loved objects made of an alloy of tin, copper, and antimony, and she had a special shelf in her kitchen with tableware and other kitchen utensils made of such metal.
A physician who treats prisoners, as in a penitentiary.
Someone who studies the theory and practice of prison management.