[ pan-suh-fee ]
See synonyms for: pansophypansophicalpansophic on

  1. universal wisdom or knowledge.

Origin of pansophy

First recorded in 1635–45; pan- + -sophy

Other words from pansophy

  • pan·soph·ic [pan-sof-ik], /pænˈsɒf ɪk/, pan·soph·i·cal, adjective
  • pan·soph·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby pansophy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pansophy in a sentence

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

  • 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.

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

    The Paliser case | Edgar Saltus

British Dictionary definitions for pansophy


/ (ˈpænsəfɪ) /

  1. universal knowledge

Origin of pansophy

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

Derived forms of pansophy

  • pansophic (pænˈsɒfɪk) or pansophical, adjective
  • pansophically, adverb

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