philhellenist

philhellene

[fil-hel-een]
noun
a friend or supporter of the Greeks.
Also, philhellenist [fil-hel-uh-nist, fil-he-lee-nist] .


Origin:
1815–25; < Greek philéllēn Greek-loving. See phil-, Hellene

philhellenic [fil-he-len-ik, -lee-nik] , adjective
philhellenism [fil-hel-uh-niz-uhm] , noun
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philhellene or philhellenist (fɪlˈhɛliːn, fɪlˈhɛlɪnɪst)
 
n
1.  a lover of Greece and Greek culture
2.  European history a supporter of the cause of Greek national independence
 
philhellenist or philhellenist
 
n
 
philhellenic or philhellenist
 
adj
 
philhellenism or philhellenist
 
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Philhellene
c.1825, "loving the Greeks," from Gk., from philos "loving" + Hellen "Hellene." Originally in Eng. in ref. to the cause of Gk. independence.
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