from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Having a strong affinity or preference for; loving: philoprogenitive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A combining form from Gr. fi`los loving, fond of, attached to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An element in many words of Greek origin or formation, representing a verb meaning ‘to love.’ See etymology, and words following.
Greek, from philos, beloved, loving.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)