bile-

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bili- ‎(prefix), *biliz ‎(gentle, kind, fitting), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰil- ‎(decent, good, harmonious, friendly). Cognate with Old Saxon bili- ‎(uniform), Old High German bili- ‎(suitable, proper, fit), Ancient Greek φίλο- ‎(phílo-, friendly, kind, love of). More at philosophy.

Prefix[edit]

bile-

  1. Prefix denoting kindness or appropriateness
    bilewit ‎(merciful, kind)
    bilehwīt ‎(pure, honest, sincere)