πολυμαθής

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From πολύς (polús, much) + μανθάνω (manthánō, I learn).

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πολυμαθής (polumathḗsm, πολυμαθής f, πολυμαθές n; third declension

  1. Having learnt much, knowing much
    • Ἰσοκράτης, Προς Δημόνικον , 18.1
      Ἐάν ᾖς φιλομαθής, ἔσει πολυμαθής
      If you have a love of learning, you will become educated.
    • Ἀριστοφάνους, Σφήκες, 1175
      ἄγε νυν, ἐπιστήσει λόγους σεμνοὺς λέγειν ἀνδρῶν παρόντων πολυμαθῶν καὶ δεξιῶν
      And now, will you know how to speak of solemn things to these learned and upright men?

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