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Biblio Words: “Bible” to “bibliography”,
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Words that include: biblio-, bibli-, bibl-
(Greek: book)

1. A copy or an edition of the Scriptures.
2. A book containing the sacred writings of any religion.
3. When not capitalized, it refers to a book that is looked upon as authoritative or as a pre-eminent work of literature.
4. A library or collection of books.
biblia a-biblia:
A nonbook.

“I can read anything which I call a book,” wrote Charles Lamb. “There are things in that shape which I cannot allow for such. In this catalogue of books which are not books—biblia a-biblia—I reckon Court (Royal) Calendars, Directories, Pocket Books, Draught Boards, bound and lettered on the back, Scientific Treatises, Almanacs, Statutes at Large, the works of Hume, Gibbon, Robertson, Beattie, Soame Jenyns, and generally, all those volumes which ‘no gentleman’s library should be without.’ ”
Word and Phrase Origins by Robert Hendrickson
(New York: Facts On File, Inc., 1997), p. 70.

Of, or pertaining to, derived from, or in accord with the Bible; as, Biblical learning; Biblical authority.
Biblical, biblical, Biblically:
Of, or pertaining to, derived from, or in accord with the Bible; as, Biblical learning; Biblical authority.
The literal interpretation of the Bible.
biblicist, biblist:
A person who interprets the Bible as literal (verbatim et literatim), exact, and undeviating from what is written.
Biblicist, Biblicistic:
One who is versed in the Bible; one who adheres to the letter of the Bible; specifically, one of the medieval doctors (sometimes called Biblical doctors) who demonstrated religious truths chiefly by means of the Bible.
A combining form from Biblic, denoting relating to the Bible: Biblical; as in Biblicolegal, Biblicoliterary, Biblicopsychological.
This word means literally “book obesity”, vast rolls of verbal flab squeezed between hard or soft covers.
bibliobibulus, singular; bibliobibuli, plural:
One who gets drunk on books or who reads too much; excessive reading.

There are people who read too much: The bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing.
—H. L. Menchken (1880-1956)

Destruction of books, especially the Bible.
A destroyer or mutilator of books; one who habitually mutilates books.
A microfilm used especially in libraries to photograph the pages of valuable or much-used books.
bibliogenesis, bibliogenetic, bibliogony, :
The making of books; book production.
bibliognost, bibliognostic:
One who knows books and bibliography.
The production of books.
1. A book writer.
2. To compile a bibliography of (an author or subject).
One who writes about books, describing their authorship, printing, publication, etc.
Of, relating to, or dealing with bibliography.
1. The writing of books.
2. The systematic description and history of books, their authorship, printing, publication, editions, physical description, etc.
3. A list of the books of a particular author, printer, or country, or of those dealing with any particular theme; the literature of a subject.
4. A list of source materials used or consulted in the preparation of a written work or referred to in the text.