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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French savant, from Latin sapiō. Doublet of sapient.

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savant (plural savants)

  1. A person of learning, especially one who is versed in literature or science.
  2. A person who is considered eminent because of their achievements.
  3. A person with significant mental disabilities who is very gifted in one area of activity, such as playing the piano or mental arithmetic.
    Synonym: idiot savant

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    FrenchEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    Old present participle of the verb savoir (modern: sachant).

    PronunciationEdit

    • IPA(key): /sa.vɑ̃/
    • (file)

    AdjectiveEdit

    savant (feminine savante, masculine plural savants, feminine plural savantes)

    1. scholarly, scientific
    2. perfect
      savant mélange
      perfect blend

    SynonymsEdit

    • érudit, though the two are often juxtaposed (savants being portrayed as wise, the erudite as book-smart)

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    NounEdit

    savant m (plural savants, feminine savante)

    1. scholar, scientist

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    ParticipleEdit

    savant

    1. (obsolete) present participle of savoir

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    ConjunctionEdit

    savant

    1. Alternative form of savynge

    RomanianEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From French savant.

    NounEdit

    savant m (plural savanți)

    1. scholar, scientist

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