Definition of Polyhistor

1. n. One versed in various learning.



Definition of Polyhistor

1. Noun. someone gifted or learned in multiple disciplines. ¹

2. Noun. a universal scientist (generally in use to describe such a person when the term philosophy meant the entire summation of all scientific knowledge; i.e., generally from the ancient Greeks into the eighteenth century.) ¹

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Definition of Polyhistor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyhistor

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polyhistor (current term)
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Literary usage of Polyhistor

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"What has come down is in the form of fragments preserved principally by late Greek historians and writers, such as Alexander polyhistor, ..."

2. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1835)
"In the present advanced state of science, it is impossible to lie a polyhistor without the sacrifice of thoroughness. polyhistor is also used for a scholar, ..."

3. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"(6) 1827-42: the polyhistor predominant: erudite articles; autobiographies expanded and continued, (c) 1843-50: culmination of powers; prose fantasies, ..."

4. Cory's Ancient Fragments of the Phoenician, Carthaginian, Babylonian by Isaac Preston Cory, Edward Richmond Hodges (1876)
"ALEXANDER polyhistor. This writer was born in Ionia or Phrygia, ... On account of his great fame as a scholar he obtained the epithet of polyhistor. ..."

5. Cuneiform Parallels to the Old Testament by Robert William Rogers (1912)
"These things says polyhistor. ... Haec polyhistor. Eusebi Chronicorum, Liber I., ed Schoene (Berlin, 1875), I. 27, 26-29. ..."

6. Teuffels̓ History of Roman Literature by Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel (1891)
"Sulpicius Gallus studied astronomy as an amateur, Varro as a polyhistor, and Nigidius Figulus from mystic tendencies. In the Imperial period astrology ..."

7. The Historical Evidences of the Truth of the Scripture Records States Anew by George Rawlinson (1862)
"... from whom were derived in all probability the brief allusions to the event which are met with in the fragments of Alexander polyhistor an>l ..."

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