scopophile etymology

English word scopophile comes from Ancient Greek σκοπός, English -phile

Detailed word origin of scopophile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
σκοπός Ancient Greek (grc)
-phile English (eng) Forming nouns and adjectives meaning "loving", "friendly", or "friend".
scopophile English (eng) (psychology, sexuality) One with a sexual dependency on openly observing genitalia and sexual acts, as opposed to a voyeur, who watches in secret.

Words with the same origin as scopophile

Descendants of σκοπός
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Descendants of -phile
Hungarophile Indophile Londonphile Turcophile Xenaphile amphiphile capnophile coprophile entomophile gerontophile infracaninophile mesophile necrophile oenophile parthenophile pedophile pianophile pronucleophile psammophile redophile siderophile spankophile tobaccophile toxophile