Philia meaning

filēə, filyə
Tendency toward.

Hemophilia.

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Strong or abnormal attraction to.

Anglophilia, coprophilia.

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(countable) A psychological disorder characterized by an irrational favorable disposition towards something.
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(pathology) Forming words meaning "an abnormal liking for or tendency towards a given thing". See paraphilia.
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Tendency toward.

Hemophilia.

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Attraction to or preference for.

Anglophilia.

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Abnormal attraction to.

Necrophilia.

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Friendship (translating Greek φιλία in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics)
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Origin of philia

  • ModL < Gr philia, fondness

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • New Latin from Greek -philiā -philos -phile -iā -ia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek φιλία (philia, “(fraternal) love").

    From Wiktionary