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polyhistor (plural polyhistors)
- someone gifted or learned in multiple disciplines.
- a universal scientist (generally in use to describe such a person when the term philosophy meant the entire summation of all scientific knowledge; i.e., generally from the ancient Greeks into the eighteenth century.)
1997, Eckhart Gillen quoting Henry Schumann, German Art from Beckmann to Richter, ISBN 978-0-300073249, page 289:
- [Carlfriedrich] Claus is an artist, though he does not like to call himself one, and a scholar. As such, he personifies the polyhistor, a species rarely found today.
someone gifted or learned in multiple disciplines
a universal scientist