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polyhistor

[pol-ee-his-ter] /ˌpɒl iˈhɪs tər/
noun
1.
a person of great and varied learning.
Also, polyhistorian
[pol-ee-hi-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr-] /ˌpɒl i hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin polyhistōr < Greek polyístōr very learned. See poly-, history
Related forms
polyhistoric
[pol-ee-hi-stawr-ik, -stor-] /ˌpɒl i hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
polyhistory, noun
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Word Origin and History for polyhistorian

polyhistor

n.

"very learned person," 1580s, from Greek polyhistor "very learned," from poly "much, many" (see poly-) + histor "knowing, learned" (see history).

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