bibliolatry

[bib-lee-ol-uh-tree]

Origin of bibliolatry

First recorded in 1755–65; biblio- + -latry
Related formsbib·li·ol·a·ter, bib·li·ol·a·trist, nounbib·li·ol·a·trous, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bibliolatry

Historical Examples of bibliolatry


British Dictionary definitions for bibliolatry

bibliolatry

noun
  1. excessive devotion to or reliance on the Bible
  2. extreme fondness for books
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bibliolatry
n.

1763, "worship of books," from biblio- + -latry. Meaning "worship of the Bible" is from 1847.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper