Graecophile vs philhellene what difference

what is difference between Graecophile and philhellene



From Ancient Greek ϕιλέλλην (philéllēn), corresponding to phil- +‎ Hellene.


philhellene (comparative more philhellene, superlative most philhellene)

  1. Philhellenic. [from 19th c.]


philhellene (plural philhellenes)

  1. A lover of Greece or Greek culture. [from 19th c.]
  2. (now historical) Specifically, a supporter of Greek independence, especially during the Greek war of independence in 1821-29. [from 19th c.]
    • 2019, Roderick Beaton, Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation, Penguin 2020, p. 95:
      Some historians have suggested that modern ‘humanitarian intervention’ began with the philhellenes in Greece in the 1820.


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