Dictionary.com/Word of the Day: philomath: "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"
"Gee, I hope my students this coming school year are the philomaths that our public schools ought to cater."
--John Blake, Teacher