Pronounced: JOB-uh-ree, noun

Notes: I thought it was something about working

Yesterday’s word

The word polimathy means “learning in many fields; encyclopedic knowledge”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

I know the word polymath, which refers to a person who has learning in many fields. Our word was coined after that one, and refers to the learning, rather than the person. It comes from the Greek word polymathía, which comes from poly- (many; much) and mathēs, a derivative of manthánein (to learn).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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