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1. A learned person; a scholar.
2. A person with savant syndrome.
[French, learned, savant, from Old French, present participle of savoir, to know, from Vulgar Latin sapēre, from Latin sapere, to be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.]
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savant(ˈsævənt; French savɑ̃)
a man of great learning; sage
[C18: from French, from savoir to know, from Latin sapere to be wise; see sapient]
ˈsavante fem n
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sa•vant(sæˈvɑnt, ˈsæv ənt; Fr. saˈvɑ̃)
n., pl. sa•vants (sæˈvɑnts, ˈsæv ənts; Fr. saˈvɑ̃)
a person of profound or extensive learning; scholar.
[1710–20; < French: man of learning, scholar, old present participle of savoir to know « Latin sapere to be wise; see sapient]
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a scholar or person of great learning.See also: Knowledge, Learning
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|Noun||1.||savant - someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field|
polymath - a person of great and varied learning
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noun sage, authority, intellectual, master, philosopher, mastermind, mahatma, U.S. The opinion of the savants on this issue is not united.
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savant[ˈsævənt] N (frm) → sabio/a m/f, erudito/a m/f
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