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  1. universal wisdom or knowledge.
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Origin of pansophy

First recorded in 1635–45; pan- + -sophy
Related formspan·soph·ic [pan-sof-ik] /pænˈsɒf ɪk/, pan·soph·i·cal, adjectivepan·soph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for pansophic

educated, scientific, studied, scholarly, accomplished, well-educated, sound, experienced, versed, cultured, lettered, cultivated, grave, grounded, posted, abstruse, academic, bookish, brainy, conversant

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Historical Examples of pansophic

  • He also accused him of obtaining large sums from the De Geers family by means of "pansophic hope and chiliastic smoke."

    A History of Bohemian Literature

    Count Ltzow

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

British Dictionary definitions for pansophic


  1. universal knowledge
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Derived Formspansophic (pænˈsɒfɪk) or pansophical, adjectivepansophically, adverb

Word Origin for pansophy

C17: from New Latin pansophia; see pan-, -sophy
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