#EngVocab: Suffix -phil

In today’s session, we’re going to cover #EngVocab: suffix –phil. Suffix –phil is derived from Greek –philos that means love. Suffix ‘phil’ is used in two ways: ‘phile’ and ‘philia’. When suffix ‘phile’ is added at the end of  a word, the word means a ‘person who loves.’ When suffix ‘philia’ is added at the end of a word, the word means ‘love for … .’

Let’s take a look at some words ending with suffix ‘phile.’
1. Anglophile: A person who is fond of or greatly admires England or Britain.
2. Bibliophile: A person who collects or has a great love of books.
3. Astrophile: A lover of the stars; a person who is interested in astronomy as an amateur or non-expert.
4. Cinephile: A person who is fond of the cinema; a film enthusiast.
5. Xenophile: An individual who is attracted to foreign peoples, manners, or cultures.
6. Russophile: A person who is friendly toward Russia or fond of Russia and Russian things, especially someone who is sympathetic to the political system and customs of the former Soviet Union.
7. Francophile: A person who is fond of or greatly admires France or the French.
8. Videophile: An enthusiast for or devotee of video recordings or video technology.
9. Technophile: A person who is enthusiastic about new technology.
10. Pluviophile: A lover of rain;someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.
11. Logophile: A lover of words.
12. Discophile: An enthusiast for or collector of gramophone records.

Which one describes you?

 

Compiled and written by @kusumawicitraa for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, May 5, 2017

 

Related post(s):

#EngVocab: Types of Phobia

#EngVocab: Vocabulary with ‘-phobia’ as the suffix (2)

#EngVocab: Suffix -phobia (3)

#EngVocab: Suffix -phobia (4)

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