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A person of great or varied learning.

[Greek polumathēs : polu-, poly- + manthanein, math-, to learn; see mendh- in Indo-European roots.]

pol′y·math′, pol′y·math′ic adj.
po·lym′a·thy (pə-lĭm′ə-thē) n.


the possession of learning in many fields. — polymath, n., adj.
See also: Knowledge
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According to Politis, President Anastasiades and DISY head Averof Neophytou decided to offer Pitsillides the spot as a reward for his polymathy and linguistic fluency, both written and oral -- traits the young theologian most certainly possesses.
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Clark (1997) among others (such as Stocking 1987), has noted the great ambiguities that lie within him, and the probability that Lubbock's polymathy will resist simplistic rendering.