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What You Should Know About The Word "SAVANT" by atorioke(m): 8:16am On Jul 15, 2017
The word of the day [15|07|2017] is SAVANT

noun

singular noun: savant; plural noun: savants



DEFINITION

• a learned person; especially one who is skilled in some specialized field as science or literature.
• a person with mental disability that possesses exceptional skills in some limited field.


SENTENCES

1. The man living in that house reminds me of Dr. John Umukoro, a savant in a family of dull-witted couch potatoes.
2. Akpojevwe explanation was based on the Urhobo culture and its people, where he is called a savant and truly he is, but I have no interest in that.


SYNONYMS

Intellectual • Sage • Scholar
Thinker • Philosopher • Pundits
Guru • Master • Pandit • Wise


ANTONYM

Ignoramus


HISTORY

The word savant became part of English language in the early 18th century and it has latin origin.

It originated from Latin “sapere” meaning “to be wise” and it became an English word by way of middle French “savoir” meaning “to know.”

Sapient meaning “having great wisdom” and sage meaning “possessing and showing wisdom through experience or reflection,” share root with savant.

Savant also refers to a person who has exceptional knowledge in a particular subject, or in performing a particular task but has limited capacities in other areas.



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Re: What You Should Know About The Word "SAVANT" by atorioke(m): 8:16am On Jul 15, 2017
atorioke:
The word of the day [15|07|2017] is SAVANT

noun

singular noun: savant; plural noun: savants



DEFINITION

• a learned person; especially one who is skilled in some specialized field as science or literature.
• a person with mental disability that possesses exceptional skills in some limited field.


SENTENCES

1. The man living in that house reminds me of Dr. John Umukoro, a savant in a family of dull-witted couch potatoes.
2. Akpojevwe explanation was based on the Urhobo culture and its people, where he is called a savant and truly he is, but I have no interest in that.


SYNONYMS

Intellectual • Sage • Scholar
Thinker • Philosopher • Pundits
Guru • Master • Pandit • Wise


ANTONYM

Ignoramus


HISTORY

The word savant became part of English language in the early 18th century and it has latin origin.

It originated from Latin “sapere” meaning “to be wise” and it became an English word by way of middle French “savoir” meaning “to know.”

Sapient meaning “having great wisdom” and sage meaning “possessing and showing wisdom through experience or reflection,” share root with savant.

Savant also refers to a person who has exceptional knowledge in a particular subject, or in performing a particular task but has limited capacities in other areas.



(eyetionary) eyereport NIGERIA


Mynd44


http://www.eyereport.com.ng/the-word-of-the-day-savant/


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Re: What You Should Know About The Word "SAVANT" by AmoryBlacq: 8:18am On Jul 15, 2017
Intriguing!
Re: What You Should Know About The Word "SAVANT" by Nobody: 8:24am On Jul 15, 2017
Thanks.

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