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φιλέω φίλος love, regard with affection, Lat. diligere, Hom., etc.; φ. τινὰ φιλότητα to feel affection for him, Od.; to love and cherish as one's wife, Hom.:—the epic aor1 mid. in act. sense, Il. treat affectionately or kindly, to welcome a guest, Hom.:—Pass., παρ᾽ ἄμμι φιλήσεαι welcome shalt thou be in our house, Od. kiss, Aesch., etc.; c. dupl. acc., τὸ φίλαμα, τὸ τὸν Ἄδωνιν φίλασεν the kiss wherewith she kissed him, Mosch.:—Mid. to kiss one another, Hdt.
4.of things, to love, like, approve, Od., Soph.
II.c. inf. to love to do, be fond of doing, and so to be wont or used to do, Hdt., Trag.
2.of things, events, αὔρα φιλέει πνέειν Hdt.; φιλεῖ μέγαλα στρατόπεδα ἐκπλήγνυσθαι great armies are apt to be seized with panic, Thuc.; πάντα ἀνθρώποισι φιλέει γίγνεσθαι everything comes to man by experience, Hdt.; and without γίγνεσθαι, οἷα δὴ φιλεῖ as is wont, Plat.; also impers., ὡς δὴ φιλεῖ as it is usual, Lat. ut solet, Plut.

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