(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
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