Erudite Definition

ĕryə-dīt, ĕrə-
adjective
Having or showing a wide knowledge gained from reading; learned; scholarly.
Webster's New World
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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

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