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Meaning of "epeolatry" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EPEOLATRY

epeolatry  [ˌɛpɪˈɒlətrɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EPEOLATRY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Epeolatry is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EPEOLATRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Epeolatry

Similar to idolatry and iconodulism, epeolatry literally means the worship of words. It derives from ἔπος épos, which unlike λόγος lógos more specifically means word in Greek, and was apparently coined in 1860 by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. "Figuratively speaking, the word can be playfully applied to philologists, linguists, or lexicographers. The term is of significant satirical value and may be used in the denigration of popular religions or belief systems." The word seems to have gained popularity through blogging activities, f.ex. online diaries and the like.

Definition of epeolatry in the English dictionary

The definition of epeolatry in the dictionary is the worship of words.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EPEOLATRY


bibliolatry
ˌbɪblɪˈɒlətrɪ
cosmolatry
kɒzˈmɒlətrɪ
ecclesiolatry
ɪˌkliːzɪˈɒlətrɪ
geolatry
dʒiːˈɒlətrɪ
gyniolatry
ˌdʒaɪnɪˈɒlətrɪ
hagiolatry
ˌhæɡɪˈɒlətrɪ
heliolatry
ˌhiːlɪˈɒlətrɪ
ichthyolatry
ˌɪkθɪˈɒlətrɪ
idolatry
aɪˈdɒlətrɪ
litholatry
lɪˈθɒlətrɪ
lordolatry
lɔːˈdɒlətrɪ
Mariolatry
ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ
Maryolater
ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ
Maryolatrous
ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ
Maryolatry
ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ
ophiolatry
ˌɒfɪˈɒlətrɪ
physiolatry
ˌfɪzɪˈɒlətrɪ
thaumatolatry
ˌθɔːməˈtɒlətrɪ
theriolatry
ˌθɪərɪˈɒlətrɪ
zoolatry
zəʊˈɒlətrɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EPEOLATRY

epeirid
epeirogenesis
epeirogenetic
epeirogenic
epeirogenically
epeirogeny
epencephala
epencephalic
epencephalon
ependyma
ependymal
epentheses
epenthesis
epenthetic
epergne
epexegeses
epexegesis
epexegetic
epexegetical
epexegetically

WORDS THAT END LIKE EPEOLATRY

angelolatry
anthropolatry
astrolatry
autolatry
bardolatry
demonolatry
dendrolatry
iconolatry
monolatry
necrolatry
neuropsychiatry
orthopsychiatry
phratry
physiatry
plutolatry
podiatry
psychiatry
pyrolatry
statolatry
symbololatry

Synonyms and antonyms of epeolatry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «epeolatry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EPEOLATRY

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The translations of epeolatry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «epeolatry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

epeolatry
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

epeolatry
570 millions of speakers

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epeolatry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

epeolatry
380 millions of speakers
ar

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epeolatry
280 millions of speakers

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epeolatry
278 millions of speakers

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epeolatry
270 millions of speakers

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epeolatry
260 millions of speakers

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epeolatry
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Epeolatri
190 millions of speakers

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epeolatry
180 millions of speakers

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epeolatry
130 millions of speakers

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epeolatry
85 millions of speakers

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Epeolatry
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

epeolatry
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சொல் வழிபாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Epeolatry
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

epeolatry
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

epeolatry
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

epeolatry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

epeolatry
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

epeolatry
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

epeolatry
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

epeolatry
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

epeolatry
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

epeolatry
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of epeolatry

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EPEOLATRY»

The term «epeolatry» is barely ever used and occupies the 195.428 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about epeolatry

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EPEOLATRY»

Discover the use of epeolatry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to epeolatry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Foyle's further philavery: a cornucopia of lexical delights
epeolatry. embonpoint. adjective stout, plump or full in figure noun stoutness, plumpness or well-fed condition $»>This word comes from French en bon point meaning 'in good form'. In recent years a new noun usage has developed.
Christopher Foyle, 2008
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The Congregational Quarterly
"Epeolatry," I murmured. That is what my worthy and wistful friend is suffering from. Word worship. He has set up a verbal image, and fallen down before it. The word "deity" is to him ah obsession. A mere symbol, it is to him an idol, and he ...
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The Professor at the Breakfast-table: With the Story of Iris
... our Epeolatry, or word-worship, by spiritualizing our ideas of the thing signified. Man is an idolater or symbol- worshipper by nature, which, of course, is no fault of his; but sooner or later all his local and temporary symbols must be ground to ...
Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1872
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The Entire Works of Sr. Oliver Wendell Holmes
You have onlytolook backtoDr. Channing's famous Baltimore discourse and rememberthe shrieks of blasphemy withwhich it was greeted,to satisfy yourself onthispoint. Time,time only, can gradually wean usfromour Epeolatry, or wordworship, ...
Oliver Wendell Holmes, 2014
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He never ran into any other visitors, and generally stayed for an hour or two, reading aloud something he knew Mr. Greene, in his arcane epeolatry, would have approved of: the Novum Organum of Francis Bacon, Cicero's De Oratore, some of ...
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E-x-c-h-a-n-g-e-v-a-l-u-e-s
Epeolatry supplies the sounds and maybe a little 4 “Tat is 'godhead' in Taneraic but demonstrative 'that' in Sanskrit, which Barthes says 'suggests the gesture of the child pointing his finger at something and saying: that, there it is, lo! but says ...
Tom Beckett, 2008
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The Selected Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Youhave only to look backtoDr. Channing's famous Baltimore discourse and rememberthe shrieksofblasphemy with which it was greeted, to satisfy yourselfonthis point. Time, time only, can gradually wean us fromour Epeolatry, or wordworship ...
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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Garner's Modern American Usage
See EMPTY WORD. grammatolatry /gram-?-tahl-?-tree/, n. The worship of grammar; an undue regard for the letter as opposed to the spirit of what is written. Cf. EPEOLATRY. grapheme /graf-eem/. The smallest distinguishable unit in a writing ...
Bryan Garner, 2009
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Our Hundred Days In Europe
Epeolatry, 2, 117. Eudiometer, 2,72. FSeest (New York dialect for "first "), 6, 269. Frflt-cake, 5, 121. Fust-rate, 1, 28. Geoponic eyes, 5, 166. Golden cheese, a million of dollars is a kind of, 5, 2. Great Vegetable, the, (tobacco) 1, 101. Haalth, 5, 92 ...
Oliver Wendell Holmes, 2007
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Advantage Reading, Gr. 8, eBook
... into cheese 4 corrigendum: a mistake, especially in a book 5 discalced: going barefoot 6 eesome: good to look at 7 epeolatry: the worship of words 8 fantods: feeling fidgety 9 flummery: meaningless chatter 10 The History of Video Games It's ...
Marilyn Marks, 2005

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EPEOLATRY»

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10 Words Every Book Lover Should Know
Well, if you like words, you're probably guilty of EPEOLATRY, which means 'the worship of words.' This word first appears in an 1860 book by ... «Huffington Post, May 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Epeolatry [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/epeolatry>. Nov 2019 ».
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