polyglot

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πολύγλωττος (polúglōttos, many-tongued, polyglot), Attic form of πολύγλωσσος (polúglōssos), from πολύς (polús, many) + γλῶττα (glôtta, tongue, language). poly- +‎ -glot.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɒliːɡlɒt/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

polyglot (not comparable)

  1. Versed in, or speaking, many languages.
    • 1911: Ameen Rihani, The Book of Khalid, p.41
      For this flyaway son of a Phoenician did not seem to wait for the decision of the polyglot Judges of the Emigration Board.
  2. Containing, or made up of, several languages.
    a polyglot lexicon
    a polyglot Bible
  3. 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.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

polyglot (plural polyglots)

  1. One who has mastered, notably speaks, several languages.
    • (Can we date this quote by Howell and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      a polyglot, or good linguist
  2. A publication containing several versions of the same text, or the same subject matter in several languages; especially, the Bible in several languages.
    • 1792, Archbishop William Newcome, An Historical View of the English Biblical Translations: The Expediency of Revising by Authority our Present Translation: and the Means of Executing such a Revision, publ. by John Exshaw, page 239.
      But ſince that period the biblical apparatus has been much enriched by the publication of polyglots; [] .
  3. A mixture of languages or nomenclatures.
  4. (programming) A program written in multiple programming languages.
  5. (computing) A file that can be validly interpreted as multiple formats.
    • 2015, Joxean Koret, ‎Elias Bachaalany, The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook (page 148)
      For example, you can create PE files that are valid PDF exploits or valid ZIP files, valid JPG files, and so on. [] There are various example polyglots, including a PDF file that is also a valid HTML file with JavaScript, []

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

polyglot m

  1. (person): A polyglot

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French polyglotte, from Ancient Greek πολύγλωττος (polúglōttos, many-tongued, polyglot), from πολύς (polús, many) + γλῶττα (glôtta, tongue, language) (Attic variant of γλῶσσα (glôssa)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌpoː.liˈɣlɔt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: po‧ly‧glot
  • Rhymes: -ɔt

NounEdit

polyglot m or f (plural polyglotten, diminutive polyglotje n, feminine polyglotte)

  1. A polyglot, one who has mastered several languages.
  2. A publication with an original texts along with translations in several languages; especially of a version of the Bible.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (polyglot publication): polyglotte (archaic in the other sense)

SynonymsEdit

(person; publication):

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: poliglot

AdjectiveEdit

polyglot (not comparable)

  1. (rare) polyglot
    Synonym: polyglottisch

InflectionEdit

Inflection of polyglot
uninflected polyglot
inflected polyglotte
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial polyglot
indefinite m./f. sing. polyglotte
n. sing. polyglot
plural polyglotte
definite polyglotte
partitive polyglots