[ er-yoo-dahyt, er-oo- ]
/ ˈɛr yʊˌdaɪt, ˈɛr ʊ- /
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly: an erudite professor; an erudite commentary.
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Origin of erudite
er·u·dite·ly, adverber·u·dite·ness, nounnon·er·u·dite, adjectivenon·er·u·dite·ly, adverb
non·er·u·dite·ness, nounun·er·u·dite, adjective
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/ (ˈɛrʊˌdaɪt) /
having or showing extensive scholarship; learned
Word Origin for erudite
C15: from Latin ērudītus, from ērudīre to polish, from ex- 1 + rudis unpolished, rough
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early 15c., from Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire "to educate, teach, instruct, polish," literally "to bring out of the rough," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + rudis "unskilled, rough, unlearned" (see rude).
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