πολυμαθής

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From πολύς (polús, much) + μαθ- (math-), the root of μανθάνω (manthánō, to learn), +‎ -ής (-ḗs, adjective suffix).

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πολυμαθής (polumathḗsm, f (neuter πολυμαθές); third declension

  1. Having learnt much, knowing much
    • 436 BCE – 338 BCE, Isocrates, To Demonicus 18
      Ἐάν ᾖς φιλομαθής, ἔσει πολυμαθής.
      If you have a love of learning, you will become educated.
    • 422 BCE, Aristophanes, The Wasps 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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