universal wisdom or knowledge.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pansophy

Historical Examples of pansophy

  • Philosophy she lacked, but theosophy, which is a pansophy, she possessed—when she did not need it.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • A short account of the Via Lucis will be my only attempt to elucidate the mysteries of "pansophy."

  • Further study of Komenský's works on pansophy has not given me a higher opinion of their value.

  • All sciences there shall be one pansophy; and all things knowable shall appear to you in their wondrous, perfect harmony.

British Dictionary definitions for pansophy



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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