Word for Wednesday: Logophile

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Do you consider yourself lover of words? If so you’re what’s known as a ‘logophile’.

A logophile delights in expanding their vocabulary and loves how words interact with one another, how words came to be and why their meanings have changed over time.

Let’s disassemble the word to its Greek components:

logo’ comes from Greek and means literally ‘word’ or ‘speech’.

The ‘-phile’ suffix which means ‘lover of…’ or ‘enthusiast for…’ originates from the Latin ‘philus’, but arrived to English through the Greek ‘philos’ meaning ‘loving

We’re all logophiles here at Spellzone, and if you have thirst for expanding your vocabulary, our weekly post, ‘Word for Wednesday’ explores a different word every week – you can also check out older posts in the blog archive to see what you’ve missed!

Hugh MacDermott

01 Jul 2015
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