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Friday, November 09, 2007

Definitions for polyglot

  1. Containing or made up of several languages.
  2. Writing, speaking, or versed in many languages.
  3. One who speaks several languages.

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Citations for polyglot
Yes, Burgess loved to scatter polyglot obscurities like potholes throughout his more than 50 novels and dozens of nonfiction works. He could leap gaily from Welsh to French to Malay to Yiddish in one breath. , Chicago Sun-Times
There should be polyglot waiters who can tell us when the train starts in four or five languages. Hamerton, Intelligent Life
Origin of polyglot
Polyglot derives from Greek polyglottos, from poly-, "many" + glotta, "tongue, language."
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