-phile

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From Latin -phila, from Ancient Greek φίλος (philos, dear, beloved).

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-phile

  1. Forming nouns and adjectives meaning "loving" and "friendly", or "lover" and "friend".
    Scott is such a bibliophile that he won't even put that book down.

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  • (forming nouns and adjectives): -phobe

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin -phila, from Ancient Greek φίλος (philos, dear, beloved).

Suffix[edit]

-phile

  1. -phile