What Is Meant By 'Alekthophilia'?


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Alekthophilia means a love of chickens.

Like many of these words that stem from the original greek language, that the English language draws from, it describes an obsession about a particular object, animal, or state.
The word is relatively unknown by most people, However someone obviously studied this condition, and thought it important enough to give it a name.
philia usually denotes love in Greek as apposed to phobia which denotes fear of something, or someone.
Alektho then denotes poultry or chickens
I can think of more harmful obsessions than this one though, although, the people concerned about bird flu, may not agree with me. Does loving roast chicken and potatoes count, I wonder?

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