Savant meaning

să-vänt
Frequency:
The definition of a savant is a scholar or learned person.

Someone who is considered a scientific genius is an example of a savant.

noun
5
0
A learned person; a scholar.
noun
3
0
A learned person; eminent scholar.
noun
3
0
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.
noun
3
2
A person with savant syndrome.
noun
1
2
Advertisement
A person of learning; one who is versed in literature or science.
noun
0
0
A person eminent for acquirements.
noun
0
0
An idiot savant.
noun
0
1

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