- a person who speaks more than one language
- Less specific
- More specific
- Joseph Greenberg
- Zellig Harris
- Zellig Sabbatai Harris
- having a command of or composed in many languages; “a polyglot traveler”; “a polyglot Bible contains versions in different languages”
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Context for New Word
While reading Augsburg (2014) I came across polyglot as a new word.
I guess I’m am one of these… although I almost feel like it should be reserved for people who know more than two languages.
The following are the words that are in the New Word Project: The definition for this word taken from the Terminology app, which is based on the Princeton University’s WordNet lexical database. If you are interested in how I created this resource and how I add new words to it, you can see my blog post Title of Blog Post.
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The following are the words that are in the New Word Project:
The definition for this word taken from the Terminology app, which is based on the Princeton University’s WordNet lexical database. If you are interested in how I created this resource and how I add new words to it, you can see my blog post Title of Blog Post.