Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
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Friday word: Toxophilite/ toxophily

Another word that doesn't mean what one thinks it would mean...:)
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tox·oph·i·lite noun \täk-ˈsä-fə-ˌlīt\ : a person fond of or expert at archery

— toxophilite adjective
— tox·oph·i·ly noun

Etymology:

Greek toxon bow, arrow + philos dear, loving

First Known Use: 1794

Example:

Newspaper article discussing a SH actor's love for archery, titled, "A simple case of toxophily, Holmes!"

Article text can be seen here (2nd article down): http://jeremybrett.livejournal.com/38599.html

(and yes, that's the actor in my userpic)
Tags: adjective, greek, noun, t, wordsmith: med_cat
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