acarophobia

Pronounced: ak-uh-ruh-FOE-bee-uh, noun

Notes: An interesting word


Yesterday’s word

The word bibliotaph means “one who hoards or hides away books”

First usage

Our word came into English in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

While I enjoy having books, I don’t think I qualify as a bibliotaph; I don’t think I “hoard” books or hide them away. The word comes from the Greek word biblion (book; really papyrus roll or strip of papyrus) and táphos (burial). If you see the word “Bible” in this word, you are right; it comes from the first Greek word (biblion).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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