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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Ancient Greek πολυμαθής (polumathḗs, having learnt much); surface analysis polymath +‎ -y (having the quality of). See polymath for details.

NounEdit

polymathy (uncountable)

  1. The knowledge of many arts and sciences; variety of learning.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for polymathy in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)