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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.[1]


  1. ^ Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr. (1860). The Professor at the Breakfast Table.

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