pansophy

[ pan-suh-fee ]
/ ˈpæn sə fi /

noun

universal wisdom or knowledge.

Nearby words

  1. pansexual,
  2. pansil,
  3. pansinusitis,
  4. panslavism,
  5. pansophism,
  6. panspermia,
  7. pansy,
  8. pansystolic,
  9. pansystolic murmur,
  10. pant

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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Examples from the Web for pansophic

  • 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

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

Word Origin for pansophy

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

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