American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who admires Greece or the Greeks.
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.
- 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).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A friend of Greece, or of the Greeks; a philhellenist.
- adj. characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things
- n. an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
- phil- + Hellene (Wiktionary)
- Greek philellēn : phil-, philo-, philo- + Hellēn, Greek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As for the remaining tenth part of the East, almost the whole of it was ruled by princes who claimed the title "philhellene," and justified it not only by political friendliness to the Seleucidae and the Western Greeks, but also by encouraging Greek settlers and Greek manners.”
“I have come here as a philhellene, a friend of Greece.”
“Just outside its walls lies the "Heroes 'Garden" or "Heroön," where under the shadows of eucalyptus and cypress trees, Marcos Bozzaris, Mavromichalis, the philhellene General Coreman, and Lord Byron's heart are buried.”
“Greece as a philhellene, in charge of supplies sent by ladies in New”
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“History considers, paradoxically, Lord Palmerston as a philhellene.”
“Progressive_in_PA: Angle clearly misses the irony of her founding fathers comparison philhellene 2 minutes ago (3: 44 PM) "The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.”
“- William Shakespeare philhellene: "The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.”
“Works by Greek, European and philhellene artists stemming from the 19th and the 20th centuries are going on sale at an auction at Zappeion Hall tomorrow.”
“Charging off to defend Greece against the Turks, he took with him specially made Albanian court attire and philhellene military helmets, while his womanising in Athens and London was greedily reported in the aptly named Tatler.”
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