autodidact

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From Ancient Greek αὐτοδίδακτος (autodídaktos), from αὐτός (autós, self) + διδάσκω (didáskō, I teach).

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autodidact (plural autodidacts)

  1. A self-taught person.
    Synonym: automath
    Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the greatest autodidacts.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɑu̯.toː.diˈdɑkt/, /ˌoː.toː.diˈdɑkt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: auto‧di‧dact
  • Rhymes: -ɑkt

Noun[edit]

autodidact m (plural autodidacten)

  1. autodidact, self-taught person

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