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Word Nerd: Biblichor

Biblichor is the word that describes the particular smell that belongs to old books. Biblichor is a newly created word that combines the Greek words biblio (book) with ichor (the fluid that flows like blood in the veins of the gods), much the way petrichor was created. Like petrichor, biblichor describes a very distinct fragrance… Continue reading Word Nerd: Biblichor

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Word Nerd: Abibliophobia

Abibliophobia describes the fear one (often a bibliophile) has of running out of things to read. Abibliophobia is a relatively new word created with the Etymology of a + biblio (book) + phobia (fear). The best line I've read dealing with abibliophobia comes from alphaDictonary where it describes the words derivational relatives "those suffering from… Continue reading Word Nerd: Abibliophobia

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A Word Nerd 2015 Wrap-Up

Word Nerd Wrap-Up 2015 In Month Order - Wangle, Somnolent, Hiraeth, Sophrosyne, Librocubicularist, & Latibule. Another year of outstanding, spectacular, quaintrelle, and down-right quirky words has flown by! These are a few of my favorites, by month and I really must say that picking only one per month was a bit difficult since I liked… Continue reading A Word Nerd 2015 Wrap-Up

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Word Nerd: Vellichor

Vellichor is such a divinely poignant word and is fully defined by The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows as The strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time - filled with thousands of old books youโ€™ll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own… Continue reading Word Nerd: Vellichor