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Polyglot definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

POL'YGLOT, a. [Gr. many, and tongue.] Having or containing many languages; as a polyglot lexicon or Bible.
POL'YGLOT, n. A book containing many languages, particularly the Bible containing the Scriptures in several languages.
1. One who understands many languages. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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 [syn: linguist, polyglot]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: 2polyglot Date: circa 1645 1. one who is polyglot 2. capitalized a book containing versions of the same text in several languages; especially the Scriptures in several languages 3. a mixture or confusion of languages or nomenclatures II. adjective Etymology: Greek polygl?ttos, from poly- + gl?tta language more at gloss Date: circa 1656 1. a. speaking or writing several languages ; multilingual b. composed of numerous linguistic groups <a polyglot population> 2. containing matter in several languages <a polyglot sign> 3. composed of elements from different languages 4. widely diverse (as in ethnic or cultural origins) <a polyglot cuisine>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 of many languages. 2 (of a person) speaking or writing several languages. 3 (of a book, esp. the Bible) with the text translated into several languages. --n. 1 a polyglot person. 2 a polyglot book, esp. a Bible. Derivatives: polyglottal adj. polyglottic adj. polyglottism n. Etymology: F polyglotte f. Gk poluglottos (as POLY-(1), glotta tongue)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Polyglot Pol"y*glot, a. [Gr. poly`glwttos many-tongued; poly`s many + glw^tta, glw^ssa, tongue, language: cf. F. polyglotte.] 1. Containing, or made up, of, several languages; as, a polyglot lexicon, Bible. 2. Versed in, or speaking, many languages.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. Newcome.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(polyglots) 1. Polyglot is used to describe something such as a book or society in which several different languages are used. (FORMAL) ...Chicago's polyglot population. = multilingual ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. A polyglot is a person who speaks or understands many languages. N-COUNT

Foolish Dictionary

A parrot that can swear in several languages.

Moby Thesaurus

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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