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Friday word: Polymath

Polymath: a person of encyclopedic learning

Etymology: Greek polymathēs very learned, from poly- + manthanein to learn
First Known Use: 1621

Example:
"Gore Vidal, who died Tuesday at 86, was a cultural icon who occupied a uniquely wide-ranging position in American letters. An essayist, novelist, playwright, screenwriter and occasional actor, Vidal was a prolific polymath whose diverse output was ..."
(Los Angeles Times, Aug.1, 2012)
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