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savant <i>noun</i>

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9780199891573

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E18 French (noun use of adjective, originally present participle of savoir to know).

A learned person, especially a distinguished scientist.

Reference Entry.  22 words. 

Subjects: Language Reference

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