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polymath

[pol-ee-math] /ˈpɒl iˌmæθ/
noun
1.
a person of great learning in several fields of study; polyhistor.
Origin of polymath
1615-1625
1615-25; < Greek polymathḗs learned, having learned much, equivalent to poly- poly- + -mathēs, adj. derivative of manthánein to learn
Related forms
polymathic, adjective
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polymath

/ˈpɒlɪˌmæθ/
noun
1.
a person of great and varied learning
Derived Forms
polymathic, adjective
polymathy (pəˈlɪməθɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Greek polumathēs having much knowledge
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Word Origin and History for polymath
n.

1620s, from Greek polymathes "having learned much, knowing much," from polys "much" (see poly-) + root of manthanein "to learn" (see mathematic).

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