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-philia

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪlɪə/

Definition of -philia in English:

combiningForm

1Denoting fondness, especially an abnormal love for a specified thing: paedophilia

Origin

from Greek philia 'fondness'.

Derivatives

-philiac

1
combiningForm

-philic

2
combiningForm

-philous

3
combiningForm

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