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polyglot

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noun poly·glot \ˈpä-lē-ˌglät\

Definition of polyglot

  1. 1 :  one who is polyglot

  2. 2 capitalized :  a book containing versions of the same text in several languages; especially :  the Scriptures in several languages

  3. 3 :  a mixture or confusion of languages or nomenclatures




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polyglot

adjective poly·glot

Simple Definition of polyglot

  • : knowing or using several languages

  • : made up of people or things from different cultures, countries, etc.

Full Definition of polyglot

  1. 1 a :  speaking or writing several languages :  multilingual b :  composed of numerous linguistic groups <a polyglot population>

  2. 2 :  containing matter in several languages <a polyglot sign>

  3. 3 :  composed of elements from different languages

  4. 4 :  widely diverse (as in ethnic or cultural origins) <a polyglot cuisine>

Examples of polyglot

  1. a polyglot community made up of many cultures



Origin of polyglot

Greek polyglōttos, from poly- + glōtta language — more at gloss


First Known Use: circa 1656

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