polyhistor

polyhistor

[pol-ee-his-ter]
noun
a person of great and varied learning.
Also, polyhistorian [pol-ee-hi-stawr-ee-uhn, -stohr-] .


Origin:
1565–75; < Latin polyhistōr < Greek polyístōr very learned. See poly-, history

polyhistoric [pol-ee-hi-stawr-ik, -stor-] , adjective
polyhistory, noun
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