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savant (n.)

"one eminent for learning," 1719, from French savant "a learned man," noun use of adjective savant "learned, knowing," former present participle of savoir "to know," from Vulgar Latin *sapere, from Latin sapere "be wise" (see sapient).

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Definitions of savant

savant (n.)
someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field;
Synonyms: initiate / learned person / pundit
From wordnet.princeton.edu