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What does "philom." stand for, as seen...

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What does “philom.” stand for, as seen in old books?
It’s an abbreviation of philomath, a student of mathematics and philosophy. The word was popularly applied to astronomers and astrologers and was used by old almanac makers. It is rarely used today, and not by The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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