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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Definitions for hippophile

  1. one who loves horses.

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Citations for hippophile
Hippophiles could be temperamental. Monsieur Poitevin had noticed this. Horses themselves were stubborn and impulsive and, over time, an exchange of character could occur between rider and mount. Julia O'Faolain, The Judas Cloth, 1992
Some say a certain hippophile Earl must be at least half in love with Mrs D—r, to play his part so well at the R-ch—d House Theatre. Emma Donoghue, Life Mask, 2004
Origin of hippophile
Hippophile comes from the Greek híppos meaning "horse" and -philos meaning "dear" or "beloved." This term entered English in the mid-1800s.