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toxophilite

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You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.
Thomas Traherne
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English

Etymology

From Toxophilus, the title of a 1535 book by Ascham intended to mean ‘lover of the bow’, from Ancient Greek τοξον (toxon), bow) + φίλος (philos), love) + -ite.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /tɒk'sɒfɪlʌɪt/

Adjective

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Positive
toxophilite

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  1. Pertaining to archery

Noun

Singular
toxophilite

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  1. Someone keen on or an expert at archery

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