Philhellene



[fil-hel-een] /fɪlˈhɛl in/

noun
1.
a friend or supporter of the Greeks.
/fɪlˈhɛliːn/
noun
1.
a lover of Greece and Greek culture
2.
(European history) a supporter of the cause of Greek national independence
adj.

1824, “loving the Greeks,” from Greek, from philos “loving” (see -phile) + Hellen “Greek” (see Hellenic). Originally in English in reference to the cause of Greek independence. Related: Philhellenic.

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