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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who admires Greece or the Greeks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a lover of Greek culture and Greece.
  • n. a supporter of the cause of Greek independence, especially during the Greek war of indepence in 1821-29 (see Philhellenism).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A friend of Greece, or of the Greeks; a philhellenist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A friend of Greece; a foreigner who supports the cause and interests of the Hellenes; particularly, one who favored, supported, or actually assisted the modern Greeks in their successful struggle with the Turks for independence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things
  • n. an admirer of Greece and everything Greek

Etymologies

Greek philellēn : phil-, philo-, philo- + Hellēn, Greek.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
phil- + Hellene (Wiktionary)

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