Origin of Erudite
Middle English erudit from Latin ērudītus past participle of ērudīre to instruct ē-, ex- ex- rudis rough, untaught rude
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin ērudītus, participle of ērudiō (“educate, train”), from e- (“out of”) + rudis (“rude, unskilled”).
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