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scholar

[skol-er] /ˈskɒl ər/
noun
1.
a learned or erudite person, especially one who has profound knowledge of a particular subject.
2.
a student; pupil.
3.
a student who has been awarded a scholarship.
Origin
1000
before 1000; < Late Latin scholāris, equivalent to Latin schol(a) school1 + -āris -ar1; replacing Middle English scoler(e), Old English scolere < Late Latin, as above
Related forms
scholarless, adjective
nonscholar, noun
nonscholarly, adjective
Synonyms
1. savant. 2. See pupil1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for scholarless

scholar

/ˈskɒlə/
noun
1.
a learned person, esp in the humanities
2.
a person, esp a child, who studies; pupil
3.
a student of merit at an educational establishment who receives financial aid, esp from an endowment given for such a purpose
4.
(South African) a school pupil
Derived Forms
scholarly, adjective
scholarliness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French escoler, via Late Latin from Latin scholaschool1
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Word Origin and History for scholarless

scholar

n.

Old English scolere "student," from Medieval Latin scholaris, noun use of Late Latin scholaris "of a school," from Latin schola (see school (n.1)). Greek scholastes meant "one who lives at ease." The Medieval Latin word was widely borrowed, e.g. Old French escoler, French écolier, Old High German scuolari, German Schüler. The modern English word might be a Middle English reborrowing from French. Fowler points out that in British English it typically has been restricted to those who attend a school on a scholarship.

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