Answer: very learned and scholarly
Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin eruditus past participle of erudire 'instruct train' (based on rudis 'rude untrained').
Scrabble Points: 8
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Erudite derives via Middle English "erudite" from Latin eruditus the past participle of the verb erudire meaning "to instruct." A closer look at that verb shows that it is formed by combining the prefix e- meaning "missing" or "absent " with the adjective "rudis " which means "rude" or "ignorant" and is also the source of our word rude.
Erudite definition characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly: an erudite professor; an erudite commentary. See more.
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10 synonyms of erudite from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus plus 60 related words definitions and antonyms. Find another word for erudite . Erudite : having or displaying advanced knowledge or education.
erudite - Meaning "having or showing knowledge " it traces to Latin eruditus/erudire "bring out of an untrained state " with the base being rudis "untrained; rude." See also related terms for rude. Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex In...