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Origin of biblio-
Words nearby biblio-
WORDS THAT USE BIBLIO-
What does biblio- mean?
Biblio- comes from the Greek biblíon, meaning “book.” You can learn more about its connection to the Bible at our entry for the word.
Biblíon also appears in the word bibliography, from the Greek bibliographía, literally “book-writing.” A bibliography—as the many of us who’ve ever made one know well—is a list of source materials that are used or consulted in the preparation of a work or that are referred to in the text.
Examples of biblio-
Would you describe yourself as a bibliophile? A bibliophile is “a person who loves and collects books.”
If you’ve been reading carefully, you know already that biblio- means “book,” but what about the -phile portion of the word? The combining form -phile, from the Greek philos meaning “dear, loving,” means “lover of, enthusiast for.” So, bibliophile literally translates to “book lover”!
What are some words that use the combining form biblio-?
What are some other forms that biblio- may be commonly confused with?