polyhistor

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin polyhistor (very learned), from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πολυΐστωρ (poluḯstōr, greatly learned).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌpɒliˈhɪstɔː(ɹ)/

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polyhistor (plural polyhistors)

  1. Someone gifted or learned to a great extent or in multiple disciplines; a great scholar. [from 16th c.]
    • 1988, Christina Pribićević-Zorić, translating Milorad Pavić, Dictionary of the Khazars, Vintage 1989, p. 24:
      A hired diplomat in Edirne and to the Porte in Constantinople, a military commander in the Austro-Turkish wars, a polyhistor and a learned man.
    • 1997, Eckhart Gillen, quoting Henry Schumann, German Art from Beckmann to Richter, →ISBN, 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.

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polyhistor m

  1. polymath, polyhistor

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  • polyhistor in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • polyhistor in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989