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- noun a person who is
fluentin numerous languages.
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The arch-polylinguist Sir Richard Burton accelerated his language accumulation by learning idiomatic insults first.
Hans Selye, the "father of stress" was a polylinguist, whose first language was not English.
Uhura (Zoe Saldana) is no longer a 23rd century space receptionist but a shrewd polylinguist who has a thing going on with Mr Spock - a plot point once hinted at in early TV episodes, but discarded.