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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. :)


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Andreas Johansson

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