Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 07/01/21 Polyglot

Polyglot (adjective, noun)
polyglot [ pol-ee-glot ]


adjective
1. able to speak or write several languages; multilingual.
2. containing, composed of, or written in several languages: a polyglot Bible.

noun
3. a mixture or confusion of languages.
4.a person who speaks, writes, or reads a number of languages.
5. a book, especially a Bible, containing the same text in several languages.

OTHER WORDS FROM POLYGLOT
pol·y·glot·ism, noun

WORDS RELATED TO POLYGLOT
linguist, wordsmith, adapter, cryptologist, decoder, dragoman, cryptographer, philologist, phonologist, etymologist, lexicologist, glossarist, phonetician, interpreter, lexicographer, grammarian, explainer, glossator, definer, glossographer

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Origin: 1635–45; < Medieval Latin polyglōttus < Greek polýglōttos many-tongued. See poly-, -glot

HOW TO USE POLYGLOT IN A SENTENCE
Los Angeles was wonderfully exotic; a polyglot mix of Aztec, Incan, Mayan and New World scents and sounds.
THE LIBERAL CASE AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION|DOUG MCINTYRE|NOVEMBER 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST

As the elite polyglot sex workers entertained the foreign sailors they whispered sweet Soviet propaganda into their ears.
SOVIET-STYLE SEXUAL POLITICS RETURNS|WILL CATHCART|MAY 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST

And in recent decades, the Valley has become ethnically polyglot and more complex.
TWO JEWS, ONE CONGRESSIONAL SEAT: HOWARD BERMAN VS. BRAD SHERMAN|ANDREW MURR|JUNE 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST

One morning, he discovered the campus of a theological seminary that he now covets for a polyglot academy he dreams of starting.
ADVENTURES WITH AN EXTREME POLYGLOT: EXCERPT FROM 'BABEL NO MORE'|MICHAEL ERARD|JANUARY 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST

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