word-hoard

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A modern borrowing from Old English wordhord (treasury of words), equivalent to word +‎ hoard.

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word-hoard (plural word-hoards)

  1. Vocabulary; the totality of words of a language or a person.
    • 1930, Janet Rankin Aiken, English the world over, page 67:
      Wordiness is not usually considered a virtue any more than impurity is; but words are the wealth of English, and the riches of its word-hoard are only paralleled by the riches of the Anglo-American nations.

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