One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for polymath
- ‘As a historian-type, gadfly, civil libertarian, civics junkie & polyhistor I came across the book and had to read it.’
- ‘Her polyglot culture was amazingly rich and full, ranging from the classics to Schulz' Peanuts cartoons in multi-disciplinary liberation: a true polyhistor.’
Late 16th century: from Greek poluistōr ‘very learned’, from polu- ‘much, very’ + histōr ‘wise man’.
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