Word of the Day: PHILOCALIST

ETYMOLOGY
– from ancient Greek ϕιλόκαλος (loving the beautiful);
from ϕιλο- (philo-) + καλός (beautiful) + –ist (suffix)

EXAMPLE
…This poor, vindictive, solitary, and powerful creature, was a philocalist: he had a singular love of flowers and of beautiful women.”

From: Horae Subsecivae
Locke and Sydenham, with other occasional papers
By John Brown · 1858

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