[pol-ee-math] /ˈpɒl iˌmæθ/
a person of great learning in several fields of study; polyhistor.
1615–25; < Greek polymathḗs learned, having learned much, equivalent to poly- poly- + -mathēs, adj. derivative of manthánein to learn
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polymathic, adjective
Example Sentences for polymath
Part literary critic, part existential elegist, he presents himself as the polymath's polymath.
The polymath's polymath on his epic cookbook, patent-licensing and the law, and why he's getting into nuclear power.
He has been a polymath all his life, plunging into one discipline after another.
The polymath's polymath on his epic cookbook, patent-licensing and the law, and the appeal of nuclear power.
He was deeply engaged with real-world technology, exotic and well traveled, and a polymath respected in so many circles.
In this, one hopes that the great polymath was wrong.
To call him a polymath would be a gross understatement.
British Dictionary definitions for polymath
polymath (ˈpɒlɪˌmæθ)
a person of great and varied learning
[C17: from Greek polumathēs having much knowledge]

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Word Origin and History for polymath
1621, from Gk. polymathes "having learned much," from polys "much" (see poly-) + root of manthanein "learn."
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