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polyglot : [p'ɑliglɑt]
Polyglot \Pol"y*glot\, a. [Gr. poly`glwttos many-tongued; poly`s
many glw^tta, glw^ssa, tongue, language: cf. F.
1. Containing, or made up, of, several languages; as, a
polyglot lexicon, Bible.
2. Versed in, or speaking, many languages.
Polyglot \Pol"y*glot\, n.
1. One who speaks several languages. [R.] "A polyglot, or
good linguist." --Howell.
2. A book containing several versions of the same text, or
containing the same subject matter in several languages;
esp., the Scriptures in several languages.
Enriched by the publication of polyglots. --Abp.
adj 1: having a command of or composed in many languages; "a
polyglot traveler"; "a polyglot Bible contains versions
in different languages"
n 1: a person who speaks more than one language [synonym:
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "polyglot":
atlas, bilingual, calendar, casebook, catalog, catalogue raisonne,
city directory, classified catalog, concordance, cyclopedia,
diatesseron, dictionary catalog, diglot, directory, encyclopedia,
gazetteer, harmony, index, linguist, multilingual, phone book,
record book, reference book, source book, studbook, telephone book,
telephone directory, work of reference
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