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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Definitions for philomath

  1. A lover of learning; a scholar.

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Citations for philomath
It is precisely for the philomaths that universities ought to cater. Aldous Huxley, Proper Studies
It's nothing to laugh about, he says. "Strange things happen in this country -- things that philosophers and other philomaths had never dreamed of." Tomek Tryzna, Miss Nobody
Origin of philomath
Philomath is from the Greek philomathes, "loving knowledge," from philos, "loving, fond" + mathein, "to learn, to understand."