philhellenist
noun see philhellene

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Philhellenist — Phil*hel len*ist, n. [Philo + Gr. ? a Greek: cf. F. philhell[ e]ne.] A friend of Greece; one who supports the cause of the Greeks; particularly, one who supported them in their struggle for independence against the Turks; a philhellene. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • philhellenist — noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek • Syn: ↑philhellene, ↑Graecophile • Derivationally related forms: ↑Graecophile (for: ↑Graecophile), ↑Graecophilic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • philhellenist — fɪl helɪnɪst n. one who loves Greece and its culture; friend and supporter of the Greeks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • philhellenist — phil·hel·len·ist …   English syllables

  • Graecophile — I noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek • Syn: ↑philhellene, ↑philhellenist • Derivationally related forms: ↑Graecophilic, ↑philhellenism (for: ↑philhellenist) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Philhellene — Phil*hel lene, n. A friend of Greece, or of the Greeks; a philhellenist. Emerson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Philohellenian — Phil o*hel*le ni*an, n. A philhellenist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • philhellene — or philhellenic adjective Etymology: Greek philellēn, from phil + Hellēn Hellene Date: circa 1825 admiring Greece or the Greeks • philhellene noun • philhellenism noun • philhellenist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • philhellene — philhellenic /fil he len ik, lee nik/, adj. philhellenism /fil hel euh niz euhm/, n. /fil hel een/, n. a friend or supporter of the Greeks. Also, philhellenist /fil hel euh nist, fil he lee nist/. [1815 25; < Gk philéllen Greek loving. See PHIL …   Universalium

  • philhellene — /ˈfɪlhɛlin/ (say filheleen) noun a friend or supporter of the Greeks. Also, philhellenist /fɪlˈhɛlənəst/ (say fil heluhnuhst). –philhellenic /fɪlhəˈlɛnɪk/ (say filhuh lenik), adjective –philhellenism /fɪlˈhɛlənɪzəm/ (say fil heluhnizuhm), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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