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pol·y·glot

 (pŏl′ē-glŏt′)
adj.
Speaking, writing, written in, or composed of several languages.
n.
1. A person having a speaking, reading, or writing knowledge of several languages.
2. A book, especially a Bible, containing several versions of the same text in different languages.
3. A mixture or confusion of languages.

[French polyglotte, from Greek poluglōttos : polu-, poly- + glōtta, tongue, language.]

pol′y·glot′ism, pol′y·glot′tism n.

polyglot

(ˈpɒlɪˌɡlɒt)
adj
1. having a command of many languages
2. written in, composed of, or containing many languages
n
3. a person with a command of many languages
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a book, esp a Bible, containing several versions of the same text written in various languages
5. a mixture or confusion of languages
[C17: from Greek poluglōttos literally: many-tongued, from poly- + glōtta tongue]
ˈpolyˌglotism, ˈpolyˌglottism n

pol•y•glot

(ˈpɒl iˌglɒt)

adj.
1. able to speak or write several languages; multilingual.
2. containing, composed of, or written in several languages.
n.
3. a mixture or confusion of languages.
4. a person who speaks, writes, or reads several languages.
5. (often cap.) a book, esp. a Bible, containing the same text in several languages.
[1635–45; < Medieval Latin polyglōttus < Greek polýglōttos many-tongued]
pol′y•glot`ism, n.

polyglot

- Meaning "written in or knowing many languages," it is from Greek polu-, "many," and glotto, "tongue."
See also related terms for knowing.

polyglot

1. a person who speaks several languages.
2. a mixture of languages. See also books. — polyglot, n., adj. — polyglottic, polyglottous, adj.
See also: Language
a book written in several languages. See also language. — polyglot, polyglottic, polyglottous, adj.
See also: Books
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polyglot - a person who speaks more than one language
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
bilingual, bilingualist - a person who speaks two languages fluently
transcriber, translator - a person who translates written messages from one language to another
Adj.1.polyglot - having a command of or composed in many languages; "a polyglot traveler"; "a polyglot Bible contains versions in different languages"
multilingual - using or knowing more than one language; "a multilingual translator"; "a multilingual nation"
Translations
polyglot
monikielinen
meertaligpolyglot

polyglot

[ˈpɒlɪglɒt]
A. ADJpolígloto
B. Npolígloto/a m/f

polyglot

[ˈpɒliglɒt]
adj (= multilingual) → polyglotte
n (= person) → polyglotte m/f

polyglot

n (= person)Polyglotte(r) mf

polyglot

[ˈpɒlɪˌglɒt] adj & npoliglotta (m/f)
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