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pansophy

[pan-suh-fee] /ˈpæn sə fi/
noun
1.
universal wisdom or knowledge.
Origin of pansophy
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; pan- + -sophy
Related forms
pansophic
[pan-sof-ik] /pænˈsɒf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
pansophical, adjective
pansophically, adverb
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  • He also accused him of obtaining large sums from the De Geers family by means of "pansophic hope and chiliastic smoke."

  • He published at Amsterdam the only complete edition of his educational works, and even wrote new "pansophic" books.

British Dictionary definitions for pansophic

pansophy

/ˈpænsəfɪ/
noun
1.
universal knowledge
Derived Forms
pansophic (pænˈsɒfɪk), pansophical, adjective
pansophically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin pansophia; see pan-, -sophy
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