Part of speech: noun
One who loves the sea
A person drawn to the ocean in particular and bodies of water in general
Examples of Thalassophile in a sentence
"Moby-Dick' has turned many a reader into a thalassophile."
"He simply disliked seaweed too much to ever become a thalassophile."
Whether it be Ahab, Odysseus, or Kevin Costner, man has always been drawn to the sea. Thalassophiles know this better than anyone, as they can't resist the ocean's siren song — even if heeding that song didn't work out so well for some of their heroes.
Did you Know?
We know more about space than we do about the ocean, only about 5% of which has been explored.