Definition of polyhistor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪˈhɪstə/


Another term for polymath.
Example sentences
  • Her polyglot culture was amazingly rich and full, ranging from the classics to Schulz' Peanuts cartoons in multi-disciplinary liberation: a true polyhistor.
  • As a historian-type, gadfly, civil libertarian, civics junkie & polyhistor I came across the book and had to read it.


Late 16th century: from Greek poluistōr 'very learned', from polu- 'much, very' + histōr 'wise man'.

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