polymath

[ pol-ee-math ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌmæθ /

noun

a person of great learning in several fields of study; polyhistor.

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Origin of polymath

1615–25; < Greek polymathḗs learned, having learned much, equivalent to poly- poly- + -mathēs, adj. derivative of manthánein to learn

OTHER WORDS FROM polymath

pol·y·math·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for polymath

polymath
/ (ˈpɒlɪˌmæθ) /

noun

a person of great and varied learning

Derived forms of polymath

polymathic, adjectivepolymathy (pəˈlɪməθɪ), noun

Word Origin for polymath

C17: from Greek polumathēs having much knowledge
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