-φιλος

See also: φίλος and φῖλος

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-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)

DeclensionEdit

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