bibliopole

[ bib-lee-uh-pohl ]
/ ˈbɪb li əˌpoʊl /

noun

a bookseller, especially a dealer in rare or used books.
Also bib·li·op·o·list [bib-lee-op-uh-list] /ˌbɪb liˈɒp ə lɪst/.

Origin of bibliopole

1765–75; < Latin bibliopōla < Greek bibliopṓlēs (biblio- biblio- + pōl- (stem of pōleîsthai to sell) + -ēs agentive suffix)

Related forms

bib·li·o·pol·ic [bib-lee-uh-pol-ik] /ˌbɪb li əˈpɒl ɪk/, bib·li·o·pol·i·cal, bib·li·o·po·lar, adjectivebib·li·o·pol·i·cal·ly, adverbbib·li·op·o·lism [bib-lee-op-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌbɪb liˈɒp əˌlɪz əm/, bib·li·op·o·ly, nounbib·li·op·o·lis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bibliopole

bibliopole

bibliopolist (ˌbɪblɪˈɒpəlɪst)

/ (ˈbɪblɪəʊˌpəʊl) /

noun

a dealer in books, esp rare or decorative ones

Derived Forms

bibliopoly, noun

Word Origin for bibliopole

C18: from Latin bibliopōla, from Greek bibliopōlēs bookseller, from biblio- + pōlein to sell
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