Erudite meaning

ĕryə-dīt, ĕrə-
Having or showing great knowledge or learning.
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The definition of erudite is someone who has wide range of knowledge and is well-read.

An example of erudite is a professor of literature.

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Having or showing a wide knowledge gained from reading; learned; scholarly.
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Learned, scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary