-philia

noun combining form

Definition of -philia

1 :friendly feeling toward
  • Francophilia
2 :tendency toward
  • hemophilia
3 :abnormal appetite or liking for
  • necrophilia

Origin and Etymology of -philia

New Latin, from Greek philia friendship, from philos dear


-PHILIA Defined for English Language Learners

-philia

noun combining form

Definition of -philia for English Language Learners

  • : a strong feeling of love or admiration for something

  • : a feeling of unusual or abnormal sexual desire for someone or something


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