philo-, phil-, -phile, -philia, -philic, -philous, -phily, -philiac, -philist, -philism
(Greek: love, loving, friendly to, fondness for, attraction to; strong tendency toward, affinity for)
These are just a few of the meanings set up for the etymological meanings of philo- which comes to us from Greek.
In biology, there are many words that use philo-, phil- to mean "thriving in such and such a place or situation; or exhibiting a tendency for a specified condition" for its existence.
Other meanings include: "strongly attracted to; such as, an organism that loves or is strongly attracted to something which is specified".
In psychology and psychiatry, -phile, -philia, etc. use this element as a word termination indicating an abnormal craving or attraction to or an affinity for an object as shown by the word stems to which they are affixed.
2. A special attraction to, or fondness for, butterflies.
There are various lexiconophilias that exist in various languages.
- You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish.
- To try to write with a broken pencil is pointless.
- When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.
- When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U.C.L.A.
- A will is usually a dead giveaway.
- A boiled egg is hard to beat.
- When you have seen one shopping center, you have seen a mall.
- Did you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off? He's all right now.
- A bicycle can't stand alone. It's just two tired.
- When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
- The man had a photographic memory which was never developed.
- When the woman saw her first strands of grey hair, she thought she'd dye.
- Acupuncture is a jab well done. That's the point of it.
- Those who get too big for their pants will be totally exposed at the end.