Definition of philomathy in US English:

philomathy

noun

rare
  • Love of or devotion to learning. In quot. 1647: †a philomath (obsolete).

Origin

Early 17th century. From ancient Greek ϕιλομάθεια, ϕιλομαθία love of learning from ϕιλομαθής fond of learning + -ία. Compare Italian † philomathia, French † philomathie, German † Philomathie.

Pronunciation

philomathy

/fɪˈlɒməθi/