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English-Latin-Greek cross references samples

Here is a example from the English-Latin-Greek Cross References that will give you an idea about the format used for literally thousands of english terms are comes from Greek and Latin elements.


philo-, phil-, -phile, -philia, -philic, -philous, -phily, -philiac, -philist, -philism

(Greek: love, loving, friendly to, fondness for, attraction to, strong tendency toward, affinity for).

abrakophile, abrakophilist:
A collector who has a fondness for collecting knickknacks or trinkets.

abrakophilia, abrakophilism:
A fondness for collecting knickknacks or trinkets.

acarophilous, acarophile, acarophily:
In biology, thriving in association with mites; attracted to or attractive to mites.

acidophilic, acidophile, acidophily:
1. In biology, thriving in an acidic environment; a microorganism that grows
well in a highly acid medium. 2. Any microorganism that can or must live in an
acidic environment (pH below 6). 3. Easily stained with acid dye.

acrodendrophilous, acrodendrophile, acrodendrophily:
In biology, thriving in tree-top habitats.

acrohygrophilous, aerohygrophile, aerohygrophily:
In biology, thriving in high atmospheric humidity.

acrophilous, acrophile, acrophily:
In biology, pertaining to or dwelling in lofty peaks.

actophilous, actophile, actophily:
In biology, thriving on rocky seashores or growing on coasts.

aellophilous, aellophile, aellophily:
In biology, said of plants distributed by stormy winds.

aerophilately:
The collecting of airmail stamps.

aerophilous, aerophile, aerophily:
In biology, 1. Pollinated by wind; fertilized by airborne pollen. 2. Thriving in exposed windy habitats. 3. Disseminated by the wind. 4. Air-loving.

agrophilous, agrophile, agrophily:
In biology, thriving in cultivated soils or dwelling in cultivated fields of grain.

aigialophilous, aigialophile, aigialophily:
In biology, thriving in beach habitats.

ailurophilous [aelurophilous], ailurophile [aelurophile], ailurophily, [aelurophily]:
One who loves, or is especially fond, of cats.

aiphyllophilous, aiphyllophile, aiphyllophily:
In biology, thriving in evergreen woodland.

aithalophilous, aithalophile, aithalophily:
In biology, thriving in evergreen thickets.

alcoholophilia:
A morbid craving for alcoholic drinks.

aletophilous, aletophile, aletophily:
In biology, thriving on roadside verges and beside railway tracks.

alkaliphilic, alkaliphile, alkaliphily, alkalophile:
In biology, thriving in alkaline habitats. An organism that grows best in high
pH (alkaline) environments of 8-11. They survive and produce poorly, or not at
all, in a pH below 7.

allophilous, allophily:
In biology, a reference to a plant that lacks morphological adaptations for attracting and guiding pollinators.

alsophilous, alsophile, alsophily:
In biology, thriving in woody grove habitats.

amathophilous, amathophile, amathophily:
In biology, thriving in sandy plains or soils.

Amerindophile, Amerindophilist:
A collector of Red Indian paraphernalia or articles.

ammochthophilous, ammochthophile, ammochthophily:
In biology, thriving on or exhibiting a preference for sand banks.

ammophilous, ammophile, ammophily:
In biology, thriving in sandy habitats.

amourophile, amourophilist:
A collector of valentine cards.

amphophil, amphophile:
1. Having an affinity both for acid and for basic dyes. Also: amphophilic,
amphophilous. 2. A cell that stains readily with either acid or basic dyes.
Also: amphocyte. Synonyms: amphochromatophil, amphochromatophile,
amphochromophil, amphochromophile.

anaglyphile, anaglyphily:
A fondness for collecting medallions; a collector of medallions.

ancophilous, ancophile, anophily:
In biology, thriving in canyon forests.

androphilous, androphile, androphily:
In biology, thriving or dwelling in proximity to man.

anemophilous, anemophile, anemophily:
In biology, 1. Dispersed by wind. 2. Applied to plants (flowers, trees, etc.)
that are fertilized by pollen conveyed by the wind; pollinated by wind-blown
pollen. 3. Thriving in sand draws.

Anglophile:
One who admires England, its people, its culture, or to what is English.

anheliophilous, anheliophile, anheliophily:
In biology, thriving in diffuse sunlight; for example, heliconias [a combination
of helio-, “sun” and conio-, “dust”].

anthophilous, anthophile, anthophily:
In biology, attracted to, or feeding on, flowers; living on or frequenting flowers.

anthropophilous, anthropophile, anthropophily:
In biology, 1. Thriving in close proximity to mankind. 2. A reference to biting
or blood-sucking insects that feed on humans.

apopurophilist, apopurophile:
A collector of fire marks or a fondness for collecting them.

arctophilist, arctophile:
One who collects teddy bears or a collector of teddy bears.

argillophilous, argillophile, argillophily:
In biology, thriving in clay or mud.

argyrophil, argyrophile:
Pertaining to tissue elements that are capable of impregnation with silver ions
and being made visible after an external reducing agent is used.
Synonyms: argentophil, argentophile.

astrophile:
A love or fondness of the stars.

audiophile:
A devotee of high-fidelity reproduction of sound (chiefly U.S.). A person having
an ardent interest in stereo or high-fidelity sound reproduction.

aulosophile, aulosophilist:
A collector of reed instruments.

autassasinophilia:
Stage-managing one’s own murder, reported as an extreme form of masochism.

autonumerophile, autonumerophilist:
A love of collecting car numbers. A collector of car numbers (license-plate numbers).

autophilous, autophilia, autophily:
1. In biology, self-pollinating. 2. In psychiatry, self-love; narcissism.