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  • The word is based on the Greek word biblion, which means 'book'.

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  • The Greek word biblos was based upon this, and it came to be the word for book (a small book was termed biblion), and by the 2nd century AD, Greek

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  • Byblos, which was so-named as a result of the trade and manufacture of writing material based on the Greek word biblos was based upon this, and it came to be the word for book (a small book was termed biblion), and by the 2nd century A.D. Greek

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  • This stemmed from the Greek term τὰ βιβλία τὰ ἅγια (ta biblia ta hagia), “the holy books”, which derived from βιβλίον (biblion), [4] “paper” or “scroll,” the ordinary word for “book”, which was originally a diminutive of βύβλος (byblos, “Egyptian papyrus”), possibly so called from the name of the Phoenician port Byblos (also known as Gebal) from whence Egyptian papyrus was exported to Greece.

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  • The word is a combination of the Greek words “biblion” (book) and “latria” (worship), and though it may also refer to an extreme devotion to books in general, it is more often used as a derogatory reference to making the Bible an idol rather than a “pointer”.

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  • It is composed of the Greek words for book (biblion) and love (philos).

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  • Alas, with Proust I slipped into a crevasse and never made the summit; with David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest I hurled myself from a ledge a third of the way up, and counted Callimachus a wise man for his 'Mega biblion, mega kakon'.

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  • Others compress a readily understandable message into a new compound: bibliofind.com, for example, uses the Greek biblion, “book,” which bibliophiles know, with the English verb to find—you use this Web site to find old books.

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  • The standard example is Greek neuter plural "biblia" meaning "books"; singular is "biblion", which stays neuter plural in Latin, but passes into French as "la bible", whence we have it as a singular.

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  • I quoted that proverb to him 'mega biblion, mega kakon' (big book, big evil) and he threatened to take it away and give me a smaller one.

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