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philhellene

adjective phil·hel·lene \(ˌ)fil-ˈhe-ˌlēn\

Definition of PHILHELLENE

:  admiring Greece or the Greeks
philhellene noun
phil·hel·le·nism \(ˌ)fil-ˈhe-lə-ˌni-zəm\ noun
phil·hel·le·nist \-nist\ noun

Variants of PHILHELLENE

phil·hel·lene or phil·hel·len·ic \ˌfil-hə-ˈle-nik\

Origin of PHILHELLENE

Greek philellēn, from phil- + Hellēn Hellene
First Known Use: circa 1825

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