Definition of Phil

 (Entry 1 of 4)

variants: or philo-

Definition of phil- (Entry 2 of 4)

: loving : having an affinity for philoprogenitive
variants: or -phile

Definition of -phil (Entry 3 of 4)

: lover : one having an affinity for or a strong attraction to acidophil Slavophile
variants: or -phile

Definition of -phil (Entry 4 of 4)

: loving : having a fondness or affinity for Francophile

History and Etymology for Phil

Combining form

Greek, from philos dear, friendly

Noun combining form

French -phile, from Greek -philos -philous

Adjective combining form

New Latin -philus, from Latin, from Greek -philos

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“Phil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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noun suffix
\ ˌfil \
variants: or -phile \ ˌfīl \

Kids Definition of -phil

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who loves or is strongly attracted to
variants: or -phile

Kids Definition of -phil (Entry 2 of 2)

: having a fondness for or strong attraction to

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