polyglot

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πολύγλωττος (polúglōttos, many-tongued, polyglot), from πολύς (polús, many) + γλῶττα (glôtta, tongue, language) (Attic variant of γλῶσσα (glôssa)).

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Adjective[edit]

polyglot

  1. Versed in, or speaking, many languages.
  2. Containing, or made up of, several languages.
    a polyglot lexicon; a polyglot Bible
  3. Comprising various linguistic groups
    A polyglot region without a clearly dominant culture may develop an artificial lingua franca, such as Pidgin English in the South Sea

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Noun[edit]

polyglot (plural polyglots)

  1. One who masters, notably speaks, several languages.
    • A polyglot, or good linguist - Howell
  2. A publication containing several versions of the same text, or the same subject matter in several languages; especially, the Bible in several languages.
  3. A mixture of langages and/or nomenclatures
  4. (programming) A program written in multiple programming languages.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

polyglot m

  1. (person): A polyglot

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Noun[edit]

polyglot m (plural polyglotten, diminutive polyglotje n)

  1. A polyglot, who masters several languages
  2. A polyglot publication

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