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Michael Quinion, Ologies and Isms: Word Beginnings and Endings (2002) suggests that words taking the suffix -phile can be sorted into a number of subgroups within the philos-related family: -phile Also -phil, -philia, -phily, -philic, and -philous. Lover of or enthusiast for, having an affinity with a given thing. {Greek philos, loving.} Several ...

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