φίλος

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See also: φῖλος and -φιλος

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of unknown origin. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bʰil- (decent, good, harmonious, friendly), related to Old English bile- (kind, suitable, appropriate, prefix), German billig (appropriate, fitting, inexpensive, cheap).

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Adjective[edit]

φῐ́λος (phílosm (feminine φῐ́λη, neuter φῐ́λον); first/second declension

  1. That which is loved or important: beloved, dear
  2. (less commonly): loving, friendly

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Noun[edit]

φῐ́λος (phílosm (genitive φῐ́λου); second declension

  1. friend

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φίλος (phílos)

Noun[edit]

φίλος (fílosm (plural φίλοι, feminine φίλη)

  1. friend
  2. boyfriend
  3. acquaintance

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Adjective[edit]

φίλος (fílosm (feminine φίλη, neuter φίλο)

  1. friendly
  2. dear
  3. beloved (obsolete, literary)

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