savant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French savant from Latin sapere.

Noun[edit]

savant (plural savants)

  1. A person of learning; one who is versed in literature or science.
  2. A person eminent for acquirements.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old present participle of the verb savoir (modern: sachant).

Adjective[edit]

savant m (feminine savante, masculine plural savants, feminine plural savantes)

  1. scholarly

Synonyms[edit]

  • érudit, though the two are often juxtaposed (savants being portrayed as wise, the erudite as book-smart)

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Noun[edit]

savant m (plural savants, feminine savante)

  1. scholar, scientist.

Verb[edit]

savant

  1. (obsolete) Present participle of savoir.

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