Love Words, Volume 3

A year ago I posted some love-compounds.  Later I repeated the trick. Some of the accents were wrong, but the words were popular. Here is another list. All of these words are extant in ancient Greek. This is not a complete list.

φιλαγαθία: “lover of goodness”

φίλαγνος: “lover of chastity”

φιλάγρυπνος: “love of being awake”

φιλάγων: “lover of games”

φιλάδικος: “lover of wrong”

φιλαίθριος: “lover of clear air”

φιλακριβέω: “love of exactness”

φιλαλυστής: “lover of self-torment”

φιλαμπελόω: “love of wine”

φιλάοιδος: “lover of a singer/song”

φιλάμπλοος: “lover of simplicity”

φιλαριστοτοτέλης: “Aristotle lover”

φιλάρχαιος: “love of ancient things”

φιλάσωτος: “love of profligacy”

φιλαύστηρος: “love of austerity”

φιλαυτοκράτωρ: “emperor lover”

φιλαχιλλεύς: “Achilles-lover”

φιλακλήμων: “love of accusation”

φιλέβδεμος: “love of the number seven”

φιλέννυχος: “night-lover”

φιλέξοδος: “lover of going out”

φιλέριθος: “lover of wool spinning”

φιλευκτικός: “lover of the optative mood”

φιλευώδης: “lover of good smells”

φίληβος: “lover of youth”

φιλήκοος: “lover of listening”

φιλήνεμος: “lover of the wind”

φιλόγελως: “lover of laughter”

φιλόδυρτος: “lover of mourning”

φιλόδωρος: “lover of giving”

φιλόζωος: “life-loving”

φιλόθακος: “lover of sitting

φιλοκάθολος: “lover of generalizations”

φιλόλαλος: “lover of talking”

φιλόκομος: “hair-lover”

φιλόκομπος: “lover of boasting”

 

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One thought on “Love Words, Volume 3

  1. Pingback: Love-Words, Volume 4: Pickaxes, Orgies, and Filth | SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

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