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#3: Ailurophile

Definition:

cat fancier; lover of cats

About the Word:

Ancient Egyptians loved cats and honored them by depicting gods and goddesses in feline form (for example, the goddess Bastet); still, the prefix ailur- (meaning "cat") crept into English as a gift from the Greeks.

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