noun, plural sa·vants [sa-vahnts, sav-uh nts; French sa-vahn] /sæˈvɑnts, ˈsæv ənts; French saˈvɑ̃/.
Origin of savant
Examples from the Web for savant
Like a savant, he navigates us through a tasting of three French beers, finished off by a pairing with 18-month-old comté cheese.Look Out! There’s a Craft-Beer Revolution Taking Over France|Jeff Campagna|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Internet savant Aaron Swartz was found dead in his New York apartment on Friday from an apparent suicide.
"I think sometimes the [media] tends to focus on those people who have savant skills," said Bell.
They were shrewd enough to see that there was a rupture between the principal and the savant.Dikes and Ditches|Oliver Optic
What the savant had learned in his closet passed more or less into current coin.The Women of the French Salons|Amelia Gere Mason
Doubtless, argued the savant, they were a band of revelers—or bandits—from the city to whom the secrets of the cave were familiar.The Gilded Man|Clifford Smyth
I shall always hold to this rule of conduct as the only one suitable to the dignity of the savant.The Apostles|Ernest Renan
The Savant went on living, but he couldn't love his daughter properly, as she'd been the cause of her mother's death.My Friend the Chauffeur|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for savant
Word Origin for savant
Word Origin and History for savant
"one eminent for learning," 1719, from French savant "a learned man," noun use of adjective savant "learned, knowing," former present participle of savoir "to know," from Vulgar Latin *sapere, from Latin sapere "be wise" (see sapient).