Definition of summist in English:

summist

Pronunciation /ˈsʌmɪst/

noun

historical
  • The author of a summa or compendium. Also more generally: a medieval schoolman.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Taverner (?1505–1575), translator and evangelical reformer. From post-classical Latin summista from classical Latin summa + -ista.