bibliotherapy etymology

English word bibliotherapy comes from English therapy, English biblio- (Relating to books. Relating to the Bible.)

Detailed word origin of bibliotherapy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
therapy English (eng) (intransitive, rare) To undergo a therapy.. (transitive, rare) To treat with a therapy. Attempted remediation of a health problem following a diagnosis, usually synonymous with treatment.. Healing power or quality.. Specifically, psychotherapy.
biblio- English (eng) Relating to books. Relating to the Bible.
bibliotherapy English (eng) An expressive therapy based on an individual's relationship to the content of books, poetry, etc.

Words with the same origin as bibliotherapy

Descendants of biblio-
Bibliodrama abibliophobia biblioblog biblioclast bibliofilm bibliolater bibliolatrist bibliolatrous bibliolatry bibliological bibliomancy bibliomaniac bibliometry bibliomystery bibliophagy bibliophily bibliophobia bibliopoly ethnobibliotherapy