Pansophy Pan"so*phy, n. [Pan- + Gr. ? wisdom, ? wise: cf. F. pansophie.] Universal wisdom; esp., a system of universal knowledge proposed by Comenius (1592 -- 1671), a Moravian educator. [R.] --Hartlib. [1913 Webster]

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  • pansophy — [pan′sə fē] n. [ModL pansophia < Gr pan, all (see PAN ) + sophia, wisdom] 1. universal knowledge or wisdom 2. pl. pansophies a system or work embracing all knowledge pansophic [pan′säf′ik] adj. pansophical …   English World dictionary

  • pansophy — pansophic /pan sof ik/, pansophical, adj. pansophically, adv. /pan seuh fee/, n. universal wisdom or knowledge. [1635 45; PAN + SOPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • pansophy — noun Universal (complete) knowledge or a system of such universal knowledge …   Wiktionary

  • pansophy — universal knowledge Words of Wisdom …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pansophy — pan·so·phy …   English syllables

  • pansophy — /ˈpænsəfi/ (say pansuhfee) noun universal wisdom or knowledge. {pan + Greek sophia wisdom} –pansophic /pænˈsɒfɪk/ (say pan sofik), pansophical /pænˈsɒfɪkəl/ (say pan sofikuhl), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • pansophy — fē noun ( es) Etymology: New Latin pansophia, from pan + Greek sophia wisdom 1. : universal wisdom or encyclopedic knowledge; also : a system of universal knowledge 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Comenius, John Amos — Czech Jan Amos Komenský born March 28, 1592, Nivnice, Moravia died Nov. 15, 1670, Amsterdam, Neth. Czech educational reformer and religious leader. He favoured the learning of Latin to facilitate the study of European culture but emphasized… …   Universalium

  • Pansophism — Pansophism, in older usage often pansophy, is a concept of omniscience, meaning all knowing . In some monotheistic belief systems, a god is referred as the ultimate knowing spirit. Someone who is pansophical is someone who claims to have obtained …   Wikipedia

  • Pansophical — Pan*soph ic*al, a. [See {Pansophy}.] All wise; claiming universal knowledge; as, pansophical pretenders. [R.] John Worthington. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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