Dictionary.com

polymath

[ pol-ee-math ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌmæθ /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: polymath / polymaths on Thesaurus.com

noun
a person of great learning in several fields of study; polyhistor.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use polymath in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK