Word of the Week (WOW) 9th August, 2015

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Savant \noun\ sa-vahnt \

1. a person with great knowledge and ability

2. a person who is less intelligent than others but who has particular unusual abilities that other people do not have

3. Someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

Synonyms
= initiate, learned person, pundit

Origin
French, from Middle French, from present participle of savoir to know, from Latin sapere to be wise — more at sage

First Use: 1719

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