philhellenic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj philhellenic characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things "the Philhellenic Society"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Philhellenic Of or pertaining to philhellenism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • philhellenic Of or pertaining to Philhellenes; loving the Greeks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Philhellenic fil-he-len′ik loving Greece
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. philos, loving, Hellēn, a Greek.

Usage

In literature:

Europe and the rising Philhellenism.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various
Philhellene, was the son of Lieut.-general Sir Charles Hastings, a natural son of Francis Hastings, tenth earl of Huntingdon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

Here roamed "the Scholar Gypsy" long ago;
Here gently ruled our "New World Philhellene;"
Here came the wanderer from the Pays de Vaud;
And here New England's Sibyl passed between
"Cambridge" by Oscar Fay Adams