Dictionary.com

philhellene

[ fil-hel-een ]
/ fɪlˈhɛl in /
Save This Word!

noun
a friend or supporter of the Greeks.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
Also phil·hel·len·ist [fil-hel-uh-nist, fil-he-lee-nist]. /fɪlˈhɛl ə nɪst, ˌfɪl hɛˈli nɪst/.

Origin of philhellene

First recorded in 1815–25, philhellene is from the Greek word philéllēn Greek-loving. See phil-, Hellene

OTHER WORDS FROM philhellene

phil·hel·len·ic [fil-he-len-ik, -lee-nik], /ˌfɪl hɛˈlɛn ɪk, -ˈli nɪk/, adjectivephil·hel·len·ism [fil-hel-uh-niz-uhm], /fɪlˈhɛl əˌnɪz əm/, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for philhellene

philhellene

philhellenist (fɪlˈhɛlɪnɪst)

/ (fɪlˈhɛliːn) /

noun
a lover of Greece and Greek culture
European history a supporter of the cause of Greek national independence

Derived forms of philhellene

philhellenic (ˌfɪlhɛˈliːnɪk), adjectivephilhellenism (fɪlˈhɛlɪˌnɪzəm), noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK