Origin of -phile
Words nearby -phile
WORDS THAT USE -PHILE
What does -phile mean?
What are variants of -phile?
In some rare instances in scientific terms, -phile drops its final -e- to become -phil, as in chromophil.
Examples of -phile
The audio- part of the word probably looks familiar; it has a variety of meanings, including “sound reproduction,” from Latin audīre, meaning “to hear.” The form -phile means “lover of,” so audiophile literally translates to “lover of hearing.”
What are some words that use the combining form -phile?
- pedophile (using the equivalent form of -phile in Greek)
What are some other forms that -phile may be commonly confused with?
How to use -phile in a sentence
They paid visits to the sacred island of Ebo opposite the town, and to the quarries of Phile, four miles away.The Cat of Bubastes|G. A. Henty