polymath

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First attested in 1624; from the Ancient Greek πολυμαθής (polumathḗs, having learnt much), from πολύς (polús, much) + μάθη (máthē) (mathē, “learning”; from μανθάνω (manthánō), manthanō “I learn”); compare opsimath, philomath, polyhistor, polymathic, polymathist, and polymathy, as well as the French polymathe.

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polymath (plural polymaths)

  1. A person with extraordinarily broad and comprehensive knowledge.

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