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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POLYGLOT

Constance occupied the interval with the polyglot parrot of the courtyard.

The polyglot disturbance that ensued baffles all description.

She was unfortunate enough, however, to do this in the shop of a polyglot German.

This population is one of the most polyglot of any city in the world.

Here, then, is the polyglot material with which our section-boss must work.

I was thinking, dreaming, and talking in my sleep in my polyglot language.

They were still as polyglot, and, so at least it seemed to Cleanor, almost as savage.

She gave Hal his first lesson in the drilling of these polyglot masses.

Many other colonies are to be seen in London; it is the (p. 295) most polyglot of cities.

He was the compiler of a polyglot dictionary in the Manx, Gaelic, and Erse languages.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Greek polyglottos "speaking many languages," literally "many-tongued," from polys "many" (see poly-) + glotta, Attic variant of glossa "language," literally "tongue" (see gloss (n.2)). As a noun from 1640s.

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