bibliophile

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First attested in 1824. From French bibliophile, from Ancient Greek βιβλιο- (biblio-, of or pertaining to books) + φίλος (phílos, beloved). Surface analysis biblio- +‎ -phile.

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bibliophile (plural bibliophiles)

  1. One who loves books.
  2. One who obsessively collects books, not necessarily due to any interest in reading them.

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