Learned

(2 syl.). Coloman, king of Hungary, was called The Learned (1095-1114). (See Beauclerc.)

The Learned Blacksmith.
Elihu Burritt, the linguist, who was at one time a blacksmith (1811-1879). The Eearned Painter. Charles Lebrun, so called from the great accuracy of his costumes (1619-1690). The Learned Tailor. Henry Wild, of Norwich, who mastered, while he worked at his trade, the Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Chaldaic, Syriac, Persian, and Arabic languages (1684-1734).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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