This mystical attraction to words would lead him not only to become a linguistic polymath , but to invent his own private language, with its own alphabet, which he used in writing his diary.
He was a polymath and was offered a history scholarship before opting for medicine.
Raskin's CV reads something like a masterclass in being a polymath : he was an accomplished musician, programmer and designer.
In a century of eclectic geniuses, Casanova was a supreme polymath .
a Renaissance polymath
An autodidact and a polymath , Wallace studied economics, meteorology, history, genetics, and many other subjects.
In high school, I studied American history with a nineteenth-century-style polymath who assigned us readings from Richard Hofstadter.
James Lighthill was indeed a brilliant scientist; but he was also a polymath , with knowledge, insight and enthusiasm for the arts and humanities.
What I didn't know at the time was he was also a polymath , with a wide range of interests and a photographic memory.
Moreau's art is a reassemblage of the memory and the tricks of the memory, as thorough and as convolute as Proust's vast quest for a half-lost past that was, likewise, the lifework of a polymath spellbound by beauty.