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bibliopole

[ bib-lee-uh-pohl ]

noun

  1. a bookseller, especially a dealer in rare or used books.


bibliopole

/ ˌbɪblɪˈɒpəlɪst; ˈbɪblɪəʊˌpəʊl /

noun

  1. a dealer in books, esp rare or decorative ones


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Derived Forms

  • ˌbibliˈopoly, noun

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Other Words From

  • bib·li·o·pol·ic [bib-lee-, uh, -, pol, -ik], bibli·o·poli·cal bibli·o·polar adjective
  • bibli·o·poli·cal·ly adverb
  • bib·li·op·o·lism [bib-lee-, op, -, uh, -liz-, uh, m], bibli·opo·ly noun
  • bibli·opo·listic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bibliopole1

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)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bibliopole1

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

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Example Sentences

If I had the poetic vein, I would indite a pendant to Byron's iambics to that enlightened bibliopole.

Thus, after a search of many weeks, the Western bibliopole succeeded in obtaining a well-thumbed specimen of the precious work.

Indeed, an enterprising bibliopole was lately offering 'useful old books,' etc., at 3s.

This bibliopole's relatives still carry on business in this street, school-books being with them a speciality.

Joel Rowsell was another famous bibliopole who resided in this street, and he, like Stewart, retired in 1882.

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