Pronounced: LAW-guh-file (alt: LOG-uh-file), noun

Notes: I originally looked at this word hastily and thought that it may be a lover of sawmills or logging… I should have paid closer attention; perhaps you know it?

Yesterday’s word

The word mythomania means “an abnormal tendency to exaggerate or lie”

First usage

This word came into English in the early 1900s

Background / Comments

I was right as to origin, but wrong about the meaning. It does comes from the Greek word mythos (myth) combined with mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze). I suppose that someone who loves myths would be tempted to make up their own myths.

Published by Richard

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

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