Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Polyglot

Polyglot (adj): speaking or writing several languages, multilingual

Polyglot (n.): one who is a polyglot

Etymology: Greek polyglōttos, from poly- (many) + glōtta (language)

First known use: 1656

My mother had a schoolteacher who was quite a polyglot--he knew 37 languages!
Tags: adjective, greek, noun, p, wordsmith: med_cat

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