polyhistor

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pol·y·his·tor

 (pŏl′ē-hĭs′tər)
n.
A person with broad knowledge.

[Latin Polyhistōr, from Greek poluistōr, very learned : polu-, poly- + histōr, learned; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

pol′y·his·tor′ic (-hĭ-stôr′ĭk) adj.

polyhistor

(ˌpɒlɪˈhɪstɔː) or

polyhistorian

n
(Education) formal a person who possesses great learning

pol•y•his•tor

(ˌpɒl iˈhɪs tər)

also pol•y•his•to•ri•an

(-hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-)

n.
a polymath.
[1565–75; < Latin polyhistōr < Greek polyístōr very learned. See poly-, history]
pol`y•his•tor′ic (-hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-) adj.
pol`y•his′to•ry, n.

polyhistor

a person of exceptionally wide knowledge; polymath. — polyhistoric, adj.
See also: Knowledge