erudit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French érudit.

Noun[edit]

erudit ‎(plural erudits)

  1. (rare) An erudite person, a scholar, especially in French contexts.
    • 1793, Isaac D'Israeli, Curiosities of Literature, vol. II:
      When the fragments of Petronius made a great noise in the literary world, Meibomius, an erudit of Lubeck, read in a letter from another learned scholar of Bologna, ' We have here an entire Petronius [...].’
    • 1987, Michael Kammen, Selvages and Biases, p. 93:
      By contrast, however, we have a charming letter from Charles Beard in which he regrets that he never met Lord Acton, an érudit with an encyclopedic mind who published very little.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 262:
      One of the striking features of the political battles of the 1750s had been the way in which parlementary critics – and most notably the Jansenist érudit Le Paige – had [...] provided more convincing accounts of national history than the crown was able to mount.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ērudit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of ērudiō

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /erǔdiːt/
  • Hyphenation: e‧ru‧dit

Noun[edit]

erùdīt m ‎(Cyrillic spelling еру̀дӣт)

  1. erudite

Declension[edit]