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po leeg lot

  • n  a person who speaks more than one language
  • s  having a command of or composed in many languages
    a polyglot traveler
    a polyglot Bible contains versions in different languages

  • In the stinging blown sand they lay, a polyglot army: Britons, Anzacs, Indians, even some Poles and Free Frenchmen, 40,000 men at most.
  • In the polyglot capital of Malaysia, this nightly relaxation attracted not only Malays but also citizens of the large Chinese minority and the smaller Indian and Pakistani groups.
  • What concerns him and other elders of Hoeilaart is the influx in recent years of people who commute to jobs in Brussels, the polyglot capital of the European Union.
News & Articles

  • Gary Simmons at Regen Projects
    Boxing isn't what it used to be. What it used to be was a hugely popular, organized form of violent theater that crystallized the tensions among working class youth of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds in polyglot America.
    June 7, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in AFP
    To obtain this post, you need someone who has strong credibility, and unquestionable experience, and to be polyglot. Dominique Strauss-Kahn has these qualities. He and I have the same vision of the functioning of the IMF,Sarkozy told the...
  • Theodore Roosevelt in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    We will be what Theodore Roosevelt called "a polyglot boarding house for the world" -- not a nation at all.
  • Marc Morial in New York Times
    We'll rebuild, of course,Mr. Morial said. "But what made New Orleans is the polyglot, the tapestry, the mosaic, the gumbo. So the French Quarter gets most of the attention, but the Quarter feeds from the arteries of the neighborhoods."

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