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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From φῐλέω (philéō, to love) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰi.lí.aː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /pʰiˈli.a/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ɸiˈli.a/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /fiˈli.a/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /fiˈli.a/
  • NounEdit

    φῐλῐ́ᾱ (philíāf (genitive φῐλῐ́ᾱς); first declension

    1. friendship, love, affection, fondness
    2. friendliness, kindliness, without any affection
    3. sexual love, like ἔρως (érōs)
      • Lxx, Proverbs 5.19
    4. (with regard to things) fondness for
    5. regarded as the natural force which unites discordant elements and movements, as νεῖκος (neîkos) keeps them apart

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    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Ancient Greek φιλία (philía).

    NounEdit

    φιλία (filíaf (plural φιλίες)

    1. friendship, companionship

    DeclensionEdit