polyglot [ pol-ee-glot ]
1. able to speak or write several languages; multilingual.
2. containing, composed of, or written in several languages: a polyglot Bible.
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.
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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.
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As the elite polyglot sex workers entertained the foreign sailors they whispered sweet Soviet propaganda into their ears.
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And in recent decades, the Valley has become ethnically polyglot and more complex.
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One morning, he discovered the campus of a theological seminary that he now covets for a polyglot academy he dreams of starting.
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