Complete Definition of "savant"

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Etymology
From F. #French|savant.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A person of learning; one who is versed in literature or science.
  2. A person eminent for acquirements.

French

Pronunciation
IPA|/sa.vÉÌ/, SAMPA|/sa.vA~/

Etymology
Old past participle of verb savoir (modern: sachant)

Adjective
fr-infl-adj|smsavant|sfsavante|pmsavants|pfsavantes|smpsa.vÉÌ|sfpsa.vÉÌt|pmpsa.vÉÌ|pfpsa.vÉÌt
savant

  1. scholarly

Synonyms
erudite, though the two are often juxtaposed (savants being portrayed as wise, the erudite as book-smart)

Related terms
savamment
savoir

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. scholar, scientist.

Category:French adjectives
Category:French nouns

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