Phil

abbreviation

Definition of Phil


phil-

combining form

Definition of phil-

  1. :  loving :  having an affinity for <philoprogenitive>

Variants of phil-

or

philo-

Origin and Etymology of phil-

Greek, from philos dear, friendly


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-phil

noun combining form

Definition of -phil

  1. :  lover :  one having an affinity for or a strong attraction to <acidophil> <Slavophile>

Variants of -phil

or

-phile

Origin and Etymology of -phil

French -phile, from Greek -philos -philous


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-phil

adjective combining form

Definition of -phil

  1. :  loving :  having a fondness or affinity for <Francophile>

Variants of -phil

or

-phile

Origin and Etymology of -phil

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


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