-φιλος

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See also: φίλος and φῖλος

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φίλος (phílos, loving, friendly).

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Suffix[edit]

-φιλος (-filosm (when used as a noun)

  1. added to a noun or adjective to create adjectives and/or nouns denoting something or someone that likes or loves the first element; -phile, -philic:
    Άγγλος (Ánglos, English) + ‎-φιλος (-filos) → ‎αγγλόφιλος (anglófilos, Anglophile)
    βιβλίο (vivlío, book) + ‎-φιλος (-filos) → ‎βιβλιόφιλος (vivliófilos, book lover, bibliophile)
    ειρήνη (eiríni, peace) + ‎-φιλος (-filos) → ‎ειρηνόφιλος (eirinófilos, pacifist, pacifistic)

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