libr-, libel +

(Latin: book; originally, the "inner bark of a tree", whence "the text written on this", "collection of leaves for writing", and finally "book")

A shelf full of books

Cave ab homine unius libri.
Beware the man of [with] one book.

Be careful of the person who owns just one book.

ex libris
From the books.

Phrase used before the owner's name on bookplates.

From the library of the person whose name follows [Literally, "from the books (of)," in reference to the owner's library].
interlibrary loan
A system by which libraries and library users can borrow books from other libraries.
lending library, circulating library
A library, or department of a library, where the public can borrow books and often audio tapes, videotapes, CDs, and DVDs.
Lexicomedy: Affrontispiece.
libel, libelous
1. In law, a false and malicious published statement that damages someone's reputation.

Libel can include pictures and any other representations that have public or permanent form; defamation.

2. The making of false and damaging statements about somebody; attacking someone's reputation; to malign.

Through French from Latin, libellus "little book", diminutive of liber. Originally "written declaration", later "something setting out the grounds for a lawsuit".

3. To print slanderous statements against someone.
4. Etymology: "formal written statement"; especially, in civil law, "a plaintiff's statement of charges" (1340); from Old French libelle; from Latin libellus, "a little book, a petition"; from liber, "book".
1. Someone who libels another person.
2. A person who publishes a libel assailing someone else.
libelous, libelously
1. Statements that are harmful and often untrue.
2. Tending to discredit or to malign.
3. Containing, constituting, or involving a libel; maliciously defamatory.
1. Someone who works in or is in charge of a library.
2. The keeper or custodian of a library.

Literally, "of books". Also, "a scribe or someone who is concerned with books".

1. The room, building, depository, or institution where a collection of books or other research materials is kept.
2. A collection of books, newspapers, records, tapes, or other materials that are valuable for research.
3. In computing, a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use.

From Latin, libraria, "bookshop", literally, "of books", from, ultimately, liber, "book" (literally "inner bark of a tree", which was once used as writing material).

Apparently first appeared in 1374, from Anglo-French librarie, from Old French librairie "collection of books," a noun use of the adjective form librarius "concerning books," from Latin librarium "chest for books," from liber "book, paper, parchment," originally "the inner bark of trees".

The equivalent word in most Romance languages now means "bookseller's shop." Librarian is from 1713; earlier form was "library-keeper" (1647).

library edition
A set of books, published in a series, either by a single author or on the same subject and with the same size and format.
1. An author of words to be set to music in an opera or operetta.
2. A writer of the words for a dramatic musical work; such as, an opera or musical.
The words of a dramatic musical work; such as, an opera including both the spoken and the parts that are sung.

From Italian, literally "little book" from libro, "book", from Latin liber.

1. A profession concerned with acquiring and organizing collections of books and related materials in libraries and servicing readers and others with these resources.
2. The position or duties of a librarian.

Related book unit: biblio-.