Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Another Word I Don't Know -- POLYMATH

I was reading a book review today about a biography of singer Ethel Waters. The reviewer says the author "reveals Waters to be a polymath."

Never heard the word; never saw it before. I know "poly" means many, but I had no idea what math means. As it turns out, a polymath is a noun which means "a person of great learning in several fields of study."

Meanwhile, it is still crummy, cold and rainy here. However, at least one tree on my block has sprung leaves; here it is. And, of course, I'm waiting for the wisteria on the building behind this tree which should be out in a few weeks.

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