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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French savant, from Latin sapere.

NounEdit

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.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

savant (feminine singular 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)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

NounEdit

savant m (plural savants, feminine savante)

  1. scholar, scientist.

VerbEdit

savant

  1. (obsolete) present participle of savoir

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