Savant

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English

Noun

Savant (plural Savants)
  1. A person of learning; one who is versed in literature or science.
  2. A person eminent for acquirements.

Thesaurus

Admirable Crichton, academician, adept, aficionado, amateur, artisan, artist, attache, authority, bookman, buff, classicist, clerk, colossus of knowledge, connaisseur, connoisseur, consultant, cordon bleu, crack shot, craftsman, critic, dead shot, dilettante, diplomat, diplomatist, doctor, elder, elder statesman, experienced hand, experimental scientist, expert, expert consultant, fan, freak, genius, giant of learning, graduate, great soul, guru, handy man, humanist, illuminate, intellect, intellectual, journeyman, learned clerk, learned man, literary man, litterateur, lover of learning, lover of wisdom, mahatma, man of intellect, man of learning, man of letters, man of science, man of wisdom, mandarin, marksman, master, mastermind, mentor, mine of information, no slouch, nut, oracle, philologist, philologue, philomath, philosophe, philosopher, politician, polyhistor, polymath, practical scientist, pro, professional, professor, proficient, pundit, rabbi, rishi, sage, sapient, scholar, scholastic, schoolman, scientist, seer, shark, sharp, specialist, starets, statesman, student, technical adviser, technical expert, technician, technologist, thinker, walking encyclopedia, wise man, wise old man

Etymology

From French savant from Latin sapere.

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French

Adjective

Savant m. (f. Savante, m. plural Savants, f. plural Savantes)

  1. scholarly

Synonyms

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

Related terms

Noun

Savant m. (plural Savants; feminine savante, plural savantes)

  1. scholar, scientist.

Verb

Savant

  1. (obsolete) Present participle of savoir.

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old present participle of verb savoir (modern: sachant)

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