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pansophy

[pan-suh-fee] /ˈpæn sə fi/
noun
1.
universal wisdom or knowledge.
Origin of pansophy
1635-1645
1635-45; pan- + -sophy
Related forms
pansophic
[pan-sof-ik] /pænˈsɒf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
pansophical, adjective
pansophically, adverb
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Historical Examples
  • Philosophy she lacked, but theosophy, which is a pansophy, she possessed—when she did not need it.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • A short account of the Via Lucis will be my only attempt to elucidate the mysteries of "pansophy."

  • All sciences there shall be one pansophy; and all things knowable shall appear to you in their wondrous, perfect harmony.

  • Further study of Komenský's works on pansophy has not given me a higher opinion of their value.

British Dictionary definitions for pansophy

pansophy

/ˈpænsəfɪ/
noun
1.
universal knowledge
Derived Forms
pansophic (pænˈsɒfɪk), pansophical, adjective
pansophically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin pansophia; see pan-, -sophy
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