polymath


poly·math

noun \ˈpä-lē-ˌmath\

: someone who knows a lot about many different things

Full Definition of POLYMATH

:  a person of encyclopedic learning
polymath or poly·math·ic \ˌpä-lē-ˈma-thik\ adjective
po·ly·ma·thy \pə-ˈli-mə-thē, ˈpä-lə-ˌma-thē\ noun

Origin of POLYMATH

Greek polymathēs very learned, from poly- + manthanein to learn — more at mathematical
First Known Use: 1621

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