philhellenism

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Etymology[edit]

< Greek φίλος ‎(fílos, friend, lover) and ἑλληνισμός ‎(ἑllinismós, hellenism)

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philhellenism ‎(usually uncountable, plural philhellenisms)

  1. A 19th-century intellectual movement which supported the independence of Greece from the Ottoman Empire.
  2. Love of Greece.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.