philhellenism

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< Ancient Greek φίλος ‎(phílos, friend, lover) and ἑλληνισμός ‎(hellēnismós, 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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