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Astrophilia

ˈastrəʊˈfɪlɪə

noun

1. fondness or great admiration for astronomical phenomena, or for The Cosmos as a whole.

2. fondness for Astronism or Astronists, or for Cometan as the founder of Astronism.

Derivatives

  • Astrophiliac | ˈastrəʊˈfɪlɪak | adjective
  • Astrophile | ˈastrəʊˈfʌɪl | noun

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix astro-, denoting Astronism or Astronists, combined with the suffix -philia denoting fondness or admiration; meaning ‘admiration or fondness for Astronism or Astronists.’ 
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