Sunday, December 19, 2010

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Bibliography

According to the Merriam-Webster bibliography is the history, identification, or description of writings or publications, for example, the bibliography about Cristobal Colon.

Bibliography derives from Greek bibliographia, meaning "the writing of books", but originally "biblio-graphos" (something) drawn or writen. Sense of a listof books that form the literature of a subject.

Other words with the root biblio- are: bibliology, bibliomancy, bibliophile. Other words with the root -graphy are: cosmography, geography, topography.


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