[ pol-ee-math ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌmæθ /
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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 polymathpol·y·math·ic, adjective
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How to use polymath in a sentence
His redeeming virtues are his sardonic wit, polymathic range, good literary style, and his fearlessness.How Will Hitchens Be Remembered?|Jason Cowley|December 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The polymathic professor, TV presenter, and writer has a new collection of essays that covers, well, just about everything.Simon Schama Talks About Everything|Liesl Schillinger|April 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for polymath
/ (ˈpɒlɪˌmæθ) /
a person of great and varied learning
Derived forms of polymathpolymathic, adjectivepolymathy (pəˈlɪməθɪ), noun
Word Origin for polymath
C17: from Greek polumathēs having much knowledge
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