[ pan-suh-fee ]
/ ˈpæn sə fi /


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

Examples from the Web for pansophy

  • 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."

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

    The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus
  • Further study of Komenský's works on pansophy has not given me a higher opinion of their value.

British Dictionary definitions for pansophy


/ (ˈpænsəfɪ) /


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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