It comes from the Greek πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much" and describes a person who has expertise in a large number of different subjects, but more importantly, they are able to draw on this knowledge to solve problems. Science fiction author Robert Heinlein believed that everyone should attempt to be a polymath and that specialisation was for insects.
Leonardo da Vinci was a polymath and maybe Urban Dictionary author Gumba Gumba is as well
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A unique and talented individual who displays exceptional skill or expertise in many areas. Talent is mostly shown in the arts, but polymaths have been known to display gifts outside of this area, such as the sciences, etc. Polymaths are also largely individual and commonly self-taught.
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Polymath what this means is a person of wide ranging knowledge.

One example of a polymath would be Leonardo da Vinci he’s often described as a polymath sense he had substantial knowledge in lots of subjects.

Couple other words you could say for polymath would be sage, prodigy or polyhistor
Leonardo da Vinci, a father of paleontology and architecture, has been the most influential polymath.
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Sure, Flavin was no polymath, no Renaissance man, though he did share with Leonardo an empiricist's preoccupation with light and its effect on perception.
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A show-off bastard who is skilled at many different things.
"Is Chris playing the trumpet, tap dancing and dicing vegetables for the goulash he's making from scratch later whilst reciting Dante's 'Divine Comedy' in Latin?"

"Yes, he's a polymath."
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