polyglot

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πολύγλωττος (polúglōttos, many-tongued, polyglot), Attic form of πολύγλωσσος (polúglōssos), from πολύς (polús, many) + γλῶττα (glôtta, tongue, language). poly- +‎ -glot.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɒliːɡlɒt/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

polyglot (not comparable)

  1. Versed in, or speaking, many languages.
  2. Containing, or made up of, several languages.
    a polyglot lexicon
    a polyglot Bible
  3. Comprising various linguistic groups.
    A polyglot region without a clearly dominant culture may develop an artificial lingua franca, such as Pidgin English in the South Sea.

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Noun[edit]

polyglot (plural polyglots)

  1. One who has mastered, notably speaks, several languages.
  2. A publication containing several versions of the same text, or the same subject matter in several languages; especially, the Bible in several languages.
    • 1792, Archbishop William Newcome, An Historical View of the English Biblical Translations: The Expediency of Revising by Authority our Present Translation: and the Means of Executing such a Revision, publ. by John Exshaw, page 239.
      But ſince that period the biblical apparatus has been much enriched by the publication of polyglots; [] .
  3. A mixture of languages or nomenclatures.
  4. (programming) A program written in multiple programming languages.
  5. (computing) A file that can be validly interpreted as multiple formats.
    • 2015, Joxean Koret, Elias Bachaalany, The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook (page 148)
      For example, you can create PE files that are valid PDF exploits or valid ZIP files, valid JPG files, and so on. [] There are various example polyglots, including a PDF file that is also a valid HTML file with JavaScript, []

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

polyglot m

  1. (person): A polyglot

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πολύγλωττος (polúglōttos, many-tongued, polyglot), Attic form of πολύγλωσσος (polúglōssos), from πολύς (polús, many) + γλῶττα (glôtta, tongue, language). poly- +‎ -glot.


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French polyglotte, from Ancient Greek πολύγλωττος (polúglōttos, many-tongued, polyglot), from πολύς (polús, many) + γλῶττα (glôtta, tongue, language) (Attic variant of γλῶσσα (glôssa)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpoː.liˈɣlɔt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: po‧ly‧glot
  • Rhymes: -ɔt

Noun[edit]

polyglot m or f (plural polyglotten, diminutive polyglotje n, feminine polyglotte)

  1. A polyglot, one who has mastered several languages.
  2. A publication with an original texts along with translations in several languages; especially of a version of the Bible.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (polyglot publication): polyglotte (archaic in the other sense)

Synonyms[edit]

(person; publication):

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: poliglot

Adjective[edit]

polyglot (not comparable)

  1. (rare) polyglot
    Synonym: polyglottisch

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of polyglot
uninflected polyglot
inflected polyglotte
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial polyglot
indefinite m./f. sing. polyglotte
n. sing. polyglot
plural polyglotte
definite polyglotte
partitive polyglots