opsimath


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opsimath

(ˈɒpsɪˌmæθ)
n
(Education) a person who learns late in life
[C19: from Greek opsimathēs, from opse late + math- learn]
opsimathy n
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They are a melange of the old and obscure and I shall attempt with considered concinnity to give them an airing for the edification of philistines who may be obambulating through subtopia and beyond, and hope this will not be considered knavery or the act of a rapscallion or dismissed as simple flapdoodle but accepted as an exercise by an honest opsimath.
When she is searching for the precise word to describe herself, after she has given the title of "amanuensis" to the young man who advises her on books and writers, she comes up with "opsimath: one who learns only late in life" (Uncommon 48).
Person who learns late in life; mature student (i) opsimath 9.
This is stuck in a page of O's, and on the card is written: Opsimath: one who begins learning late in life.
Jeffrey Blitz's award-winning documentary follows eight regional winners in the 1999 competition as they descend upon Washington DC for the televised final, where they must grapple with vocabulary including cabotinage, cephalalgia, logorrhea and opsimath.
Jeffrey Blitz's award winning documentary Spellbound follows eight regional winners in the 1999 competition as they descend upon Washington DC for the televised final, where they must grapple with vocabulary including cabotinage, cephalalgia, logorrhea and opsimath.
The word "opsimath" - meaning someone who learns late in life - was voted the best word used in the tournament.
I confess to being a word addict - a veritable Autolycus of dictionaries, indeed - and that my favourite nowadays is that excellent word "opsimath".