Bibliognost


Bibliognost

(BIB-lee-uh-nost)

Noun:

-A well-read individual; a person with wide knowledge of books.

-One that has comprehensive knowledge of books and bibliography.

-A person who possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of books and bibliography.

-One versed in bibliography or the history of books.

From French bibliognoste, from biblio- + -gnoste (from Greek gnōstēs one who knows, from gignōskein to know).

Used in a sentence:

“Gerald quickly discovered that being a bibliognost was going to come in handy in his new job at the library.”

Bibliognostic - adjective

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