An orientalist is:

* "One versed in oriental languages and literature" (eighteenth century, from The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary).

* A painter in the Orientalist genre (nineteenth century).

* One who "deals principally... with the internal consistency of Orientalism and its ideas about the Orient... despite or beyond any corrsespondence, or lack thereof, with a 'real' Orient" (twentieth century, from Edward Said, Orientalism).

* The name of a domain that allows you to visit the home page of Mark Sedgwick at the University of Aarhus (twenty-first century).