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bibliopole

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

Origin of bibliopole

First recorded in 1710–20; from Latin bibliopōla, from Greek bibliopṓlēs (biblio- biblio- + pōl- (stem of pōleîn “to offer for sale, sell”) + -ēs agentive suffix)

OTHER WORDS FROM bibliopole

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-uhm], /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 of bibliopole

bibliopoly, noun

Word Origin for bibliopole

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