philhellene definition

  • noun:
    • One who admires Greece or even the Greeks.
    • a lover of Greek culture and Greece.
    • a supporter for the cause of Greek self-reliance, particularly during the Greek war of indepence in 1821-29 (see Philhellenism).
    • a buddy of Greece, or of Greeks; a philhellenist.
    • a buddy of Greece; a foreigner which supports the cause and interests of Hellenes; particularly, one who favored, supported, or actually assisted the modern Greeks inside their effective have trouble with the Turks for autonomy.
    • an admirer of Greece and every little thing Greek
  • adjective:
    • characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things

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