Savant Definition

să-vänt
savants
noun
savants
A learned person; eminent scholar.
Webster's New World
An idiot savant.
American Heritage
A person with a severe developmental disorder or other major mental disability who possesses some remarkable aptitude, as for memorization, rapid mental calculation, art, or music.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Savant

Noun

Singular:
savant
Plural:
savants

Origin of Savant

  • French learned, savant from Old French present participle of savoir to know from Vulgar Latin sapēre from Latin sapere to be wise sep- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From French savant from Latin sapere.

    From Wiktionary

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