cosmopolite

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: kŏz.mŏʹpə.līt', IPA(key): /kɑzˈmɑ.pəˌlaɪt/

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κοσμοπολίτης (kosmopolítēs, citizen of the world) (κόσμος (kósmos, world) + πολίτης (polítēs, citizen)).

Noun[edit]

cosmopolite (plural cosmopolites)

  1. One who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world; a cosmopolitan person.
  2. (US) The butterfly painted lady (Vanessa cardui).

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Adjective[edit]

cosmopolite (comparative more cosmopolite, superlative most cosmopolite)

  1. (obsolete) cosmopolitan
    • (Can we date this quote?) Sir W. Hamilton
      In other countries taste is perhaps too exclusively national, in Germany it is certainly too cosmopolite.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cosmopolite

  1. feminine plural of cosmopolita