poetolatry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

poet +‎ -o- +‎ -latry, coined by C. S. Lewis in 1936.

Noun[edit]

poetolatry (uncountable)

  1. Excessive or religious worship of poets.
    • 1936, C.S. Lewis, Ess. & Stud., volume 21, page 165:
      There is yet another way in which Personal Heresy offends against personality; ... I am referring to the growth of what may be called Poetolatry.

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