многомудрый

16:38 Oct 18, 2006
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Russian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Philosophy / термин (простой)
Russian term or phrase: многомудрый
А вот как это передать? Должно быть с долей иронии.
Sophia Hundt (X)
Local time: 19:33


Summary of answers provided
4 +4most sagacious
Dylan Edwards
5super clever
Tevah_Trans
4 +1wiseacre
Jack Doughty
3 +2savant
Olga Sharpe
4sapiential
Olga Sharpe
4clever dick
Zamira B.
3supersmart
Andrew Vdovin
3hyperwise or multi-wise
Anastasia Bannikova
3erudite (adj)
Blithe
3overintellectual, highbrow
a05
3sagacious
Henry Schroeder


Discussion entries: 5





  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
wiseacre


Explanation:
wiseacre \WY-zay-kuhr\, noun:
One who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; a would-be wise person; a smart aleck.

All across the United States, journalists and other wiseacres would soon have a field day with the popular mayor's personal problems and public trials.
-- Herbert Mitgang, Once Upon a Time in New York

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:33
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 24
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, Jack, but I didn't have "smart aleck" in mind. This needs to be an adjective and this is for a formal text.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tatiana Nero (X): also, wisecrack (wise and ironic), the noun can be used in the position of an adjective, no problem.
1 hr
  -> Thank you. These are US English terms so as a Brit, I'm not very sure of how many ways you can use them
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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
overintellectual, highbrow


Explanation:


a05
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, a05, highbrow is getting close.

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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
savant


Explanation:
может быть так?

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sapietial


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SAPIENTIAL прилагательней не бывает ;-)

Olga Sharpe
Canada
Local time: 20:33
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Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
Notes to answerer
Asker: Спасибо снова, Ольга, но только хорошо бы прилагательное.

Asker: 'Sapient' may just be it!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ochkarik: Sapient - это ОНО
3 hrs

agree  Mylord: Sapient sounds the best.
15 hrs
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54 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
sagacious


Explanation:
Another option. Or just pick your own:

http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/sagacious

Henry Schroeder
United States
Local time: 20:33
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PRO pts in category: 4
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
sapiential


Explanation:
созвучно эпохе ;-)

Olga Sharpe
Canada
Local time: 20:33
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Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Dorene Cornwell: I like it! It even makes me laugh. But I don't think the word exists! :(
7 hrs
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53 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
most sagacious


Explanation:
Not sure this is the best possible rendering, but I'd suggest something on these lines: language bordering on the pompous, to give the right tone of irony.

I'm quite in favour of "sapient" too, which at least one dictionary (Collins) says is "often used ironically".

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Just see what comes up if you Google for "highly sapient": "highly sapient nonhumans" etc. Nearly on a level with homo sap.

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or, indeed, "profoundly sagacious" or even just "profoundly wise" - "profoundly" gives an air of (mock-)gravitas.

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"most sagacious" sounds a little bit pompous and, in the right context, can be used to comic effect.

"vastly sagacious", judging by the number of Googles (none), is not commonly encountered in English, but "vast sagacity" gives some interesting hits.

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Yes, "vastly" is probably overstating it. "most sagacious" was my attempt to match the impression the Russian word makes on me - sort of solemn!

Dylan Edwards
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:33
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: most sagatious sound real nice. It doesn't sound in anyway funny to the native Eng. speaker, does it?

Asker: When I said "funny" I didn't mean "ironic" but rather "not commonly encoutered in English"

Asker: I wasn't going for "vastly" is not what I would write, but "most sagatious" with its pompous connotation sounds wonderful.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Henry Schroeder: Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. Nice timing.
1 min
  -> oops, thanks Henry, were we equally sagacious/sapient and near-simultaneous?

agree  Yuri Geifman: or most wise
30 mins
  -> Thanks, Yuri.

agree  Smantha
5 hrs
  -> Thanks, Smantha.

agree  Dorene Cornwell: with Yuri too
7 hrs
  -> Thanks, Dorene. I think there's potential for using the word "wise" - even "eminently wise" - but it looks like the asker has settled for "illustrious".
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
super clever


Explanation:
I think this is something I would use, therefore the certainty...

Tevah_Trans
Local time: 20:33
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
clever dick


Explanation:

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clever dick Clever dick! You think you know everything, don't you? — Умник какой! Ты что думаешь, что ты все знаешь? There he goes again. Clever dick — Опять этот умник мозги нам пудрит

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lingvo 10

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bees-knees

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Bees knees: Used to refer to someone whom one considers extra special. Also used to denigrate someone who thinks too highly of him or her self.

http://www.tildywilson.com/tildy_glossary.php

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know-all

умник 2) ирон. know-all

лингво 10



Zamira B.
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:33
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UzbekUzbek
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you, Zamira, but this is not appropriate for the subject. This is about a philosopher.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Olga Sharpe: хлёстко вы его!
2 mins
  -> cпасибо :)

disagree  Simon Gregory: Page 68 of book ABC of DIRTY English. M 1993 gives another meanings for word"dick", a among them "policeman" is the politest.
1 hr
  -> Why on earth you consider "dick" separately from "clever"? The noun clever Dick has one meaning:British) an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable(http://www.answers.com/topic/clever-dick).

neutral  Mikhail Kropotov: If only to comment on S.G.'s note - it's irrelevant! :)
20 hrs
  -> thank you :)
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
erudite (adj)


Explanation:
"erudite" basically means "very learned", so it might fit your context.

Blithe
Local time: 20:33
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you! Thought about that one right away, but it's doesn't fit here (but of course you wouldn't know without seeing the whole sentence).

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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
hyperwise or multi-wise


Explanation:
I think it's the most "literal" translation of the word, but may be without too much sarcasm...

Anastasia Bannikova
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
supersmart


Explanation:
We dont have to be so supersmart to notice that the KEANNA that we have to come to KNOW is the ' changed ' KEANNA that we never expected to be . ...
forums.abs-cbn.com/index.php?act=findpost&pid=1628100

He is so supersmart and his predictions have generally been dead on. If you want a horse to bet on, he's the one. He's right maybe 9 times out of ten and ...
yelnick.typepad.com/yelnick/2005/07/kondratieff_win.html

If we were all so supersmart , wouldn ' t we just create a slaverace of robots or make monkeys slightly smarter to allow them to do those jobs or something ...www.planetda.net/index.php?act=findpost&pid=408707


ИЛИ: ULTRA-WISE

“Clearly nobody wants stodgy old University officials making policies without the insight of the young, hip and ultra-wise students whom these will affect.” ...
daily.stanford.edu/article/2005/5/2/nomcomAcceptsApplications

From a game standpoint, having a perfectly reliable oracle would make things boring; having an ultra-wise villain would also be kind of unfun. ...
brasslantern.org/writers/iftheory/setting-b.html

He's an American who's been there for ~14 years, a patent attorney, avid surfer, silversmith, Mariachi violinist, and ultra ultra wise-arse. ...
www.terrystrek.com/archive/000079.html


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ИЛИ даже так:

SUPER DUPER SMART

Bill and Steve are super-duper smart guys, but the people running MSN and Office are also super-duper smart. Does having Bill and Steve review all their ...
www.proudlyserving.com/archives/2005/08/the_answer.html

Andrew Vdovin
Local time: 08:33
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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