On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 9:55 PM, R A Brown<[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Philip Newton wrote: >> >> 2009/6/13 Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]>: >>> >>> I was asked whether "philophile" would be a good classicizing word for >>> "lover of love". Naively I'd expect it to mean rather "lover of >>> lovers", > > Yes, it would indeed have that sort of meaning. Recalling that > 'p(a)edophile' though, in theory, possibly meaning one who likes children, > it is understood to include sexual attraction towards children, so > 'philophile' would probably mean rather one who loves (and is sexually > attracted by) lovers. > >> but I thought I'd run it by the classically inclined among >>> >>> you here before I respond. Also, if I'm right, what would be a better >>> term? >> >> I'd say that the noun for that kind of "love" is "philia", so >> "philiophile" might eb better. > > *Philiophile is certainly better formed for the sort of meaning required. Thanks for the prompt replies. :) -- Andreas Johansson Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?