A person who knows the English, French and Spanish languages is an example of someone who would be described as a polyglot.
A polyglot lexicon; a polyglot Bible.
A polyglot region without a clearly dominant culture may develop an artificial lingua franca, such as Pidgin English in the South Sea.
A person who speaks French, Spanish and English is an example of a polyglot.
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 Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÎ³Î»Ï‰Ï„Ï„Î¿Ï‚ (poluglÅttos, “many-tongued, polyglot"), from Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÏ‚ (polus, “many") + Î³Î»á¿¶Ï„Ï„Î± (glÅtta, “tongue, language") (Attic variant of Î³Î»á¿¶ÏƒÏƒÎ± (glÅssa)).