φιλία

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See also: φιλίᾳ and φίλια

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From φῐλέω (philéō, to love) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā).

Noun[edit]

φῐλῐ́ᾱ (philíāf (genitive φῐλῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. friendship, love, affection, fondness
  2. friendliness, kindliness, without any affection
  3. sexual love, like ἔρως (érōs)
    • Lxx, Proverbs 5.19
  4. (with regard to things) fondness for
  5. regarded as the natural force which unites discordant elements and movements, as νεῖκος (neîkos) keeps them apart
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  • English: -philia
  • Greek: φιλία (filía)

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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

φῐλίᾱ (philíā)

  1. inflection of φίλιος (phílios):
    1. feminine nominative/vocative singular
    2. feminine nominative/vocative/accusative dual

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φιλία (philía).

Noun[edit]

φιλία (filíaf (plural φιλίες)

  1. friendship, companionship

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