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>A polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much")<sup></sup> is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas; such a person is known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.
<sup><sub>1. The term was first recorded in written English in the early seventeenth century Harper, Daniel (2001). "Online Etymology Dictionary". Retrieved 2006-12-05.</sub></sup>