Polyglot meaning

pŏlē-glŏt
The definition of polyglot is a text that has been translated into multiple languages, or a person who knows multiple languages.

A person who knows the English, French and Spanish languages is an example of someone who would be described as a polyglot.

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A person having a speaking, reading, or writing knowledge of several languages.
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A polyglot person.
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Speaking, writing, written in, or composed of several languages.
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A book, especially a Bible, containing several versions of the same text in different languages.
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Speaking or writing several languages.
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Containing or written in several languages.
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A mixture or confusion of languages.
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Versed in, or speaking, many languages.
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Containing, or made up of, several languages.

A polyglot lexicon; a polyglot Bible.

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Comprising various linguistic groups.

A polyglot region without a clearly dominant culture may develop an artificial lingua franca, such as Pidgin English in the South Sea.

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One who masters, notably speaks, several languages.
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A publication containing several versions of the same text, or the same subject matter in several languages; especially, the Bible in several languages.
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A mixture or confusion of languages.
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A mixture of langages and/or nomenclatures.
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(programming) A program written in multiple programming languages.
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A polyglot is defined as a person who speaks multiple languages.

A person who speaks French, Spanish and English is an example of a polyglot.

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A polyglot book.
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Origin of polyglot

  • French polyglotte from Greek poluglōttos polu- poly- glōtta tongue, language

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek πολύγλωττος (poluglōttos, “many-tongued, polyglot"), from πολύς (polus, “many") + γλῶττα (glōtta, “tongue, language") (Attic variant of γλῶσσα (glōssa)).

    From Wiktionary