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-philia

Suffixes
-cide
-cycle
-cracy
-ic
-ism
-ist
-ography
-oid
-ology
-omics
-onomy
-onym
-philia
-phobia
-scope
-ware

A philia is the love or obsession with a particular thing or subject. The suffix -philia is used to specify the love or obsession with something more specific. It is antonymic to -phobia.

Philia as a greek word for love refers to brotherly love, including friendship and affection. This contrasts to the Greek terms eros, or sexual/romantic love, and agape, or detached, spiritual love. However, it should be noted that English usage differs in some cases from the eytmological use, and several of these words refer in English not to brotherly love but to sexual attraction.

The suffix -phile applies to someone who has one of these philia. It is the antonym of -phobic.

What follows is a list of words that have the suffix -philia.

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Other words

There are a number of words that contain the same -philia suffix, but which are not a human love for something

See also