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English Words from Our Greek Word

This month's Greek word
  • Anglophile  (one who admires England, its people, and its culture)

  • audiophile  (a person having an ardent interest in stereo or high-fidelity sound reproduction)

  • bibliophile  (a lover of books; a collector of books)

  • philodendron  (any of various climbing tropical American plants of the genus Philodendron, many of which are cultivated as houseplants)

  • philosophy  (love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline)

  • philanthropy  (the effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations)

  • Philadelphia  (the largest city of Pennsylvania, in the southeast part of the state on the Delaware River; it was founded as a Quaker colony by William Penn in 1681 on the site of an earlier Swedish settlement.)

  • philately  (the collection and study of postage stamps, postmarks, and related materials; stamp collecting)

  • philharmonic  (devoted to or appreciative of music)

  • philology  (literary study or classical scholarship)

Definitions are taken from:

The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition copyright Ā© 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Electronic version licensed from InfoSoft International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002.

http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (30 Sep. 2006).

English-Word Information: Word Info about English Vocabulary (wordinfo.info).