A philomath... is a lover of learning, from Greek philos (“beloved,” “loving”) + Greek manthanein, math- (“to learn,” as in polymath). It is similar to but distinguished from philosophy in that “soph,” the latter suffix, specifies “wisdom” or “knowledge.” “Philomath” is not synonymous with “polymath.” A philomath is a seeker of knowledge and facts, while a polymath is a possessor of knowledge in multiple fields.
Oxford Dictionaries is starting a series of posts about homophone prefixes and suffixes:Let’s start with a pair of endings that many people find confusing: -able and -ible... They sound very similar when you say them and they share ... Read Post
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"A polymath (Greek polymathēs, πολυμαθής, "having learned much") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of subject areas." (source: wikipedia)Are architects polymaths? Knowing erverything and capable of doing great a... Read Post