The definition of “polymath”

The definition of “polymath” is a subject of debate. 

The term has its roots in Ancient Greek and was first used in the early 17th Century to mean a person with “many learnings,” but there is no easy way to decide how advanced those learnings must be and how many disciplines. 

Most researchers argue that to be a true polymath, you need some kind of formal acclaim in at least two apparently unrelated domains.

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