from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix One that loves or has a strong affinity or preference for: audiophile.
- suffix Loving; having a strong affinity or preference for: Francophile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix Forming nouns and adjectives meaning "loving" and "friendly", or "lover" and "friend".
New Latin -philus, from Greek -philos, beloved, dear, from philos, beloved, loving.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin -phila, from Ancient Greek φίλος (philos, "dear, beloved"). (Wiktionary)