epeolatry

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔπος (épos, word) + -latry (worship of). The first citation of the word is from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., in his 1860 book Professor at the Breakfast Table.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

ep-i-OL-uh-tree

Noun[edit]

epeolatry (plural epeolatries)

  1. The worship of words.
    • 2006: I read my dictionary for a few more minutes, until tiredness eventually brought my epeolatry to an end for the day. - Roger Day, Anurada Negotiates Our Wobbly Planet (Lulu 2006)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wordsmith.org