polyhistor

noun
poly·​his·​tor | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈhi-stər How to pronounce polyhistor (audio) \

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polyhistoric \ ˌpä-​lē-​hi-​ˈstȯr-​ik How to pronounce polyhistoric (audio) , -​ˈstär-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of polyhistor

1588, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polyhistor

Greek polyistōr very learned, from poly- + istōr, histōr learned — more at history

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The first known use of polyhistor was in 1588

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“Polyhistor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyhistor. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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