- a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek (bibliography); on this model, used in the formation of compound words with the meaning “book” (bibliophile), and sometimes with the meaning “Bible” (bibliolatry, on the model of idolatry).
Origin of biblio-
< Latin < Greek, combining form of biblíon; see Bible
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- indicating book or booksbibliography; bibliomania
from Greek biblion book
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Word Origin and History for biblio-
word-forming element meaning "book" or sometimes "Bible," from Greek biblio-, comb. form of biblion "book" (see Bible).
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