erudite person

erudite person
educated person, learned person, scholarly person

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Erudition — The word erudition came into Middle English from Latin. A scholar is erudite (Latin eruditus ) when instruction and reading followed by digestion and contemplation have effaced all rudeness ( e (ex ) + rudis ), that is to say smoothed away all… …   Wikipedia

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  • scholar — scholarless, adj. /skol euhr/, n. 1. a learned or erudite person, esp. one who has profound knowledge of a particular subject. 2. a student; pupil. 3. a student who has been awarded a scholarship. [bef. 1000; < LL scholaris, equiv. to L schol(a)… …   Universalium

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  • savant — n. Scholar, learned man, erudite person, one of the literati, man of science …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scholar — n. 1. Disciple, pupil, student, learner. 2. Savant, man of letters, philomath, learned man, erudite person. 3. Pedant …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scholar — schol•ar [[t]ˈskɒl ər[/t]] n. 1) a learned or erudite person, esp. one who has profound knowledge of a particular subject 2) cvb a student who has been awarded a scholarship 3) a student; pupil • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME scoler(e), OE scolere… …   From formal English to slang

  • savant — /ˈsævənt / (say savuhnt), /səˈvɒnt/ (say suh vont) noun a learned or erudite person. {French, noun use of (former) present participle of savoir, from Latin sapere be wise} –savante, feminine noun …   Australian-English dictionary

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