I'm fairly certain I've heard/seen a word to describe someone who likes or studies lighthouses, similar to audiophile for someone who likes music. Does anyone know what it is?
As expected, I didn't find it in OED, but I've no doubt most such people would understand and accept the designation pharologist, derived from...
EDIT: I broke off for my tea earlier, before getting around to checking other online resources. I still can't find a current dictionary definition, but I see Wikipedia says...
...and Collins dictionary has the word filed under "Pending Investigation"
If anyone wants the etymological background that told me what to look for, this is from OED...
Personally I'd say that makes it essentially Greek rather than Latin origin, but others may disagree.
There is a neologism: pharophile. It is not a common word and it is not in dictionaries. But it is used colloquially.
This word applies to both who likes and studies lighthouses.
For example, this word is used in an Australian website about lighthouses: