Word of the Week: Oenophile

Yep, that’s right – the word if eonophile pronounced – EE-nuh-fyle

Sounds weird doesnt it – I thought so too…..but when I checked out Webster – I fell in love with the word…because …. it means….a lover or connoisseur of wine.  

It comes from the Latin borrowed from the Greek to create a combining form that means “wine,” oeno-. Modern French speakers combined oeno- with -phile (Greek for “lover of”) to create oenophile before we adopted it from them in the mid-1800s. Oenophiles are sure to know oenology(now more often spelled enology) as the science of wine making andoenologist (now more often enologist) for one versed in oenology.

This calls for a glass of wine….enjoy the weekend…..

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