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Meaning of POLYGLOT

Pronunciation:  'pâlee`glât

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who speaks more than one language
  2. [adj]  having a command of or composed in many languages; "a polyglot traveler"; "a polyglot Bible contains versions in different languages"

POLYGLOT is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: linguist, multilingual
 See Also: bilingual, de Saussure, Ferdinand de Saussure, human, individual, mortal, person, Saussure, somebody, someone, soul, transcriber, translator



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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