philhellene

adjective
phil·​hel·​lene | \ (ˌ)fil-ˈhe-ˌlēn How to pronounce philhellene (audio) \
variants: or philhellenic \ ˌfil-​hə-​ˈle-​nik How to pronounce philhellenic (audio) \

Definition of philhellene

: admiring Greece or the Greeks

Other Words from philhellene

philhellene noun
philhellenism \ (ˌ)fil-​ˈhe-​lə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce philhellenism (audio) \ noun
philhellenist \ (ˌ)fil-​ˈhe-​lə-​nist How to pronounce philhellenist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of philhellene

circa 1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for philhellene

Greek philellēn, from phil- + Hellēn Hellene

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“Philhellene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/philhellene. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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