philhellenist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n philhellenist an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Philhellenist A friend of Greece; one who supports the cause of the Greeks; particularly, one who supported them in their struggle for independence against the Turks; a philhellene.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n philhellenist Same as Philhellene.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Philhellenist a supporter of Greece, esp. in 1821-32
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Philo-, + Gr. a Greek: cf. F. philhellène,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. philos, loving, Hellēn, a Greek.

Usage

In literature:

To be a Philhellenist now means to be a foe of brute force and stupid intellects.
"We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18)" by Friedrich Nietzsche
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