φιλοσοφία

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From φῐλόσοφος (philósophos, loving knowledge) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā), from φῐ́λος (phílos, love) +‎ σοφός (sophós, skilled with handcrafts; wise).

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φῐλοσοφῐ́ᾱ (philosophíāf (genitive φῐλοσοφῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. love of knowledge, pursuit of knowledge
  2. the study, investigation of a topic
  3. philosophy
    • 46 CE – 120 CE, Plutarch, Moralia
      τῶν δὲ τῆς ψυχῆς ἀρρωστημάτων καὶ παθῶν ἡ φιλοσοφία μόνη φάρμακόν ἐστι.
      tôn dè tês psukhês arrhōstēmátōn kaì pathôn hē philosophía mónē phármakón esti.
      but for the soul's illnesses and sufferings, the only remedy is philosophy. (@perseus.tuftus.edu)
    • New Testament, Epistle to the Colossians 2:8
      Βλέπετε μή τις ὑμᾶς ἔσται ὁ συλαγωγῶν διὰ τῆς φιλοσοφίας καὶ κενῆς ἀπάτης...
      Blépete mḗ tis humâs éstai ho sulagōgôn dià tês philosophías kaì kenês apátēs...
      Watch that you are not taken captive by philosophy and empty deception...

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophía).

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  • IPA(key): /filosoˈfia/
  • Hyphenation: φι‧λο‧σο‧φία

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φιλοσοφία (filosofíaf (plural φιλοσοφίες)

  1. philosophy (science and belief system)

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