Word of the Week for the week of October 2, 2016



Meaning & Usage

noun a person who is learned in many fields.

A true polymath, Albert Einstein was famous for his theory of relativity, but he also was a talented musician (playing violin in concert, and piano for personal enjoyment) and consulted for his wisdom in subjects as far-reaching as philosophy and religion.


From Greek polymathes (learned), from poly- (many) and manthanein (to learn). Ultimately from the Indo-European root mendh- (to learn), which is also the root of mathematics.

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