toxophilite

toxophilite

[tok-sof-uh-lahyt]
noun
a devotee of archery; archer.

Origin:
1785–95; Toxophil(us) bow-lover (coined by Roger Ascham in his 1545 book so entitled < Greek tóxo(n) bow + -philos -phile) + -ite1

toxophilitic [tok-sof-uh-lit-ik] , adjective
toxophily, noun
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toxophilite (tɒkˈsɒfɪˌlaɪt)
 
n
1.  an archer
 
adj
2.  of or relating to archery
 
[C18: from Toxophilus, the title of a book (1545) by Ascham, designed to mean: a lover of the bow, from Greek toxon bow + philos loving]
 
tox'ophily
 
n

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