also -phil, word-forming element meaning "one that loves, likes, or is attracted to," via French -phile and Medieval Latin -philus in this sense, from Greek -philos, common suffix in personal names (such as Theophilos), from philos "loving, friendly, dear; related, own," related to philein "to love," which is of unknown origin. According to Beekes, the original meaning was "own, accompanying" rather than "beloved."
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Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of homophile. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/homophile