PRONUNCIATION: (pol-ee-HIS-tuhr)

MEANING: noun: A person of great or wide learning. Also polyhistorian.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin polyhistor, from Greek polyistor (very learned), from poly- (much, many) + histor (learned). Ultimately from the Indo-European root weid- (to see), which is also the source of words such as guide, wise, vision, advice, idea, story and history. Earliest documented use: 1588. A perfect synonym of this word is polymath.

POLYHISTORY - evolution of the African Parrot

POLYP HIS TOR - put mushrooms on the hilltop

POLY "HI" STAR - the famed actor has a penchant for greeting EVERYBODY !