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φιλόσοφος 1

I.a lover of wisdom, first used by Pythagoras, who called himself φιλόσοφος a lover of wisdom, not σοφός, a sage, Cic.: then in a wide sense of scientific men, learned men, Plat., etc.
2.a philosopher, i. e. one who speculates on the nature of things and truth, Ar., etc.; defined as τῆς ἀληθείας φιλοθεάμων, Plat. adj. loving knowledge, philosophic, id=Plat.: of arguments, etc., scientific, philosophic, id=Plat.; τὸ φιλόσοφον φιλοσοφία, id=Plat.

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