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sa·vant

 (să-vänt′)
n.
1. A learned person; a scholar.
2. A person with savant syndrome.

[French, learned, savant, from Old French, present participle of savoir, to know, from Vulgar Latin sapēre, from Latin sapere, to be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.]

savant

(ˈsævənt; French savɑ̃)
n
a man of great learning; sage
[C18: from French, from savoir to know, from Latin sapere to be wise; see sapient]
ˈsavante fem n

sa•vant

(sæˈvɑnt, ˈsæv ənt; Fr. saˈvɑ̃)

n., pl. sa•vants (sæˈvɑnts, ˈsæv ənts; Fr. saˈvɑ̃)
a person of profound or extensive learning; scholar.
[1710–20; < French: man of learning, scholar, old present participle of savoir to know « Latin sapere to be wise; see sapient]

savant

a scholar or person of great learning.
See also: Knowledge, Learning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.savant - someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
polymath - a person of great and varied learning
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

savant

noun sage, authority, intellectual, master, philosopher, mastermind, mahatma, U.S. The opinion of the savants on this issue is not united.

savant

noun
A usually elderly person noted for wisdom, knowledge, and judgment:
Translations

savant

[ˈsævənt] N (frm) → sabio/a m/f, erudito/a m/f
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