Origin of polyglot
Examples from the Web for polyglot
Los Angeles was wonderfully exotic; a polyglot mix of Aztec, Incan, Mayan and New World scents and sounds.
One morning, he discovered the campus of a theological seminary that he now covets for a polyglot academy he dreams of starting.Adventures with an Extreme Polyglot: Excerpt from 'Babel No More'|Michael Erard|January 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He ran the gamut of vocal conceit, and the polyglot fertility of his fancy simply astounded his rapt auditor.The Holy Cross and Other Tales|Eugene Field
It was on the evening when Elsa, the polyglot, had just completed her chef-d'ouvre of embroidery which still hangs upon the wall.Our Square and the People in It|Samuel Hopkins Adams
This dissuasion only whetted the controversial appetite, and off set Philip with his Polyglot Bible under his arm.Perlycross|R. D. Blackmore
I'm afraid the polyglot avengers will quarrel among themselves.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.|Erskine Childers
The first volume of this “Polyglot Bible,” as it came to be called, appeared in 1569 and the eighth and last in 1573.The Spell of Flanders|Edward Neville Vose
British Dictionary definitions for polyglot
Word Origin for polyglot
Word Origin and History for polyglot
1650s, from Greek polyglottos "speaking many languages," literally "many-tongued," from polys "many" (see poly-) + glotta, Attic variant of glossa "language," literally "tongue" (see gloss (n.2)). As a noun from 1640s.