Origin: Fr philatélie, coined (1864) < Gr philos, loving + ateleia, exemption from (further) tax, taken as equivalent of “postage prepaid”
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Origin: French philatélie
Origin: : Greek phil-, philo-, philo-
Origin: + Greek ateleia, exemption from payment (because a postage stamp indicates prepayment of postage) (a-, without; see a-1 + telos, tax, charge; see telə- in Indo-European roots).
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