Definition of -philia in English:

-philia

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪlɪə/

combining form

  • 1Denoting fondness, especially an abnormal love for a specified thing: paedophilia
  • 1.1Denoting undue inclination: spasmophilia

Derivatives

-philiac

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In corresponding nouns and adjectives.

-philic

combining form
In corresponding adjectives.

-philous

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In corresponding adjectives.

Origin

from Greek philia 'fondness'.

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