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polymath

[pol-ee-math]
noun
  1. 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
Related formspol·y·math·ic, adjective
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polymath

noun
  1. a person of great and varied learning
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Derived Formspolymathic, adjectivepolymathy (pəˈlɪməθɪ), noun

Word Origin

C17: from Greek polumathēs having much knowledge
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Word Origin and History for polymathic

polymath

n.

1620s, from Greek polymathes "having learned much, knowing much," from polys "much" (see poly-) + root of manthanein "to learn" (see mathematic).

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