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  • noun The worship of words.


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From Ancient Greek ἔπος (epos, "word") + -latry ("worship of"). The first citation of the word is from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., in his 1860 book Professor at the Breakfast Table.


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  • The worship of words.

    December 10, 2006

  • Great word, tsherel. If one can worship words, that makes Wordie a sort of shrine. Wonder if I can get a tax break for that.

    December 10, 2006

  • Does anyone actually worship words, in and of themselves?

    October 14, 2008

  • I have a full grotto at home dedicated to the word plink. Otherwise, no--I don't think so.

    October 14, 2008

  • pretty much the definition of the only religion that makes sense to me

    October 29, 2008