- The definition of polyglot is a text that has been translated into multiple languages, or a person who knows multiple languages.
A person who knows the English, French and Spanish languages is an example of someone who would be described as a polyglot.
- A polyglot is defined as a person who speaks multiple languages.
A person who speaks French, Spanish and English is an example of a polyglot.
- speaking or writing several languages
- containing or written in several languages
Origin of polyglotClassical Greek polyglōttos ; from poly-, poly- + glōtta, the tongue: see glottis
- a polyglot person
- a polyglot book
- a mixture or confusion of languages
- A person having a speaking, reading, or writing knowledge of several languages.
- A book, especially a Bible, containing several versions of the same text in different languages.
- A mixture or confusion of languages.
Origin of polyglotFrench polyglotte, from Greek poluglōttos : polu-, poly- + glōtta, tongue, language.
- pol′y·glot′ism, pol′y·glot′tism
- Versed in, or speaking, many languages.
- Containing, or made up of, several languages.
- a polyglot lexicon; a polyglot Bible
- Comprising various linguistic groups
- A polyglot region without a clearly dominant culture may develop an artificial lingua franca, such as Pidgin English in the South Sea
- One who masters, notably speaks, several languages.
- A polyglot, or good linguist - Howell
- A publication containing several versions of the same text, or the same subject matter in several languages; especially, the Bible in several languages.
- Enriched by the publication of polyglots - Abp. Newcome
- A mixture of langages and/or nomenclatures
- (programming) A program written in multiple programming languages.
From Ancient Greek πολύγλωττος (poluglōttos, “many-tongued, polyglot”), from πολύς (polus, “many”) + γλῶττα (glōtta, “tongue, language”) (Attic variant of γλῶσσα (glōssa)).