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dans42 commented on the word verbivorous
ver·biv·or·ous (vûr-biv'er-us) adj.
1. Literally, eating words for sustenance.
2. To be such a voracious reader that one could seem to live solely on words.
3. The name of a website (http://www.Verbivorous.com) where you can share books with other readers.
From Latin: verb- (meaning word), + -vorous (meaning to eat).
It is not a common word, like omnivorous, meaning something that can eat both meat and plants, but I think it is a good adjective for people that love to read anything they can get their hands on.
Usage: He was so verbivorous that he could read an entire novel by Scott Sigler in a single evening.
May 6, 2008
seanahan commented on the word verbivorous
I'm not certain that I'm happy with the use of "Literally" in the first definition.
May 7, 2008
dontcry commented on the word verbivorous
Could you be a verban?
gangerh commented on the word verbivorous
You'd be known by your actions, if you were, dontcry.
pterodactyl commented on the word verbivorous
Would that make dontcry a verban legend?
Or verban myth?
beecher commented on the word verbivorous
How about verbemia (having words in ones blood) and verbitis (inflammation of words)? I came up with a few more too. http://www.walkinthewords.blogspot.com
Please check them out and let me know what you think.
May 8, 2008
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