Saturday, June 25, 2005

Word of the Day for Saturday June 25, 2005

philomath \FIL-uh-math\, noun:
A lover of learning; a scholar.

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

Philomath is from the Greek philomathes, "loving knowledge," from philos, "loving, fond" + mathein, "to learn, to understand." Entry and Pronunciation for philomath

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love me some philomath!
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