[<< wiktionary] bibliotaph
== English ==


=== Alternative forms ===
bibliotaphist


=== Etymology ===
From French bibliotaphe, from biblio- + Ancient Greek τάφος (táphos, “burial, tomb”).


=== Noun ===
bibliotaph (plural bibliotaphs)

(rare) One who "buries" books, typically by hoarding them unread, hiding them, locking them away, or otherwise shutting them up and keeping them from use
1866, The Bookseller, 31 Aug 1866:
He was, by his knowledge of the intellectual value of his store, a little bit of a bibliotaph: we have reason to think he had this feeling to an extent he knew nothing of himself.


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