Sunday, June 24, 2012


Oenophile \EE-nuh-fahyl\ , noun;
1. A person who enjoys wines, usually as a connoisseur

So I haven't posted in 12 days, but I have an excuse. I've been apartment searching/moving, and it sucks. BUT, we found a great place and we're all moved in (though not all organized), which does not suck.
Here's something that does not suck. (source)
Oenophile is first attested in 1930 as a combination of oeno- and -phile. Oeno- derives from Greek oino-, which is the combination form of oinos ("wine"). -Phile is also based in Greek, it is from pilos ("loving, dear"). There is an earlier word, oenophilist, which is based on the same two Greek words and dates to 1859, but oenophile is not necessarily derived from it.

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