An example of erudite is a professor of literature.
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”).