## polymath

pol·y·math a person of great and diversified learning

Origin of polymath

; from Classical Greek*polymath?s*, knowing much ; from

*poly-*, poly- +

*manthanein*, to learn: see mathematical

## polymath

noun

A person of great or varied learning.

Origin of polymath

Greek*polumath&emacron;s*:

*polu-*,

*poly-*+

*manthanein*

*, math-*,

*to learn*; see

*mendh-*in Indo-European roots.

*Related Forms:*

**pol′y·math′**,**pol′y·math′ic**adjective

**po·lym′a·thy**noun

## polymath

Antonyms

Origin

First attested in 1624; from the Ancient Greek *Ï€Î¿Î»Ï…Î¼Î±Î¸Î®Ï‚* (polumathÄ“s, “having learnt much"), from *Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÏ‚* (polus, “much") + *Î¼Î¬Î¸Î·* (mathÄ“) (*mathÄ“*, “learning"; from *Î¼Î±Î½Î¸Î¬Î½Ï‰* (manthanÅ), *manthanÅ* “I learn"); compare *opsimath*, *philomath*, *polyhistor*, *polymathic*, *polymathist*, and *polymathy*, as well as the French *polymathe*.