-phile


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-phile

or -phil
suff.
1. One that loves or has a strong affinity or preference for: audiophile.
2. Loving; having a strong affinity or preference for: Francophile.

[New Latin -philus, from Greek -philos, beloved, dear, from philos, beloved, loving.]

-phile

or

-phil

n combining form
indicating a person or thing having a fondness or preference for something specified: bibliophile; Francophile.
[from Greek philos loving]

-phile

or -phil

a combining form meaning “lover of, enthusiast for (a given object)” (bibliophile; Francophile), “person sexually attracted to or obsessively interested in (a given object)” (pedophile), “organism having an affinity for (a given thing)” (siderophile); used also as a synonym of -philic (lyophile).
[< Latin -philus, -phila < Greek -philos dear]
See -Phile, -Philia, -Phily
Translations

-phile

suf n-phile(r) mf, → -freund(in) m(f); AnglophileAnglophile(r) mf, → Englandfreund(in) m(f)
adj-phil, -freundlich; Francophilefrankophil, frankreich- or franzosenfreundlich