Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. fil-ə-DEHL-fee-ə  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. The name of the city meant "brotherly love" from Greek φιλέω (phileo) meaning "to love" and ἀδελφός (adelphos) meaning "brother". It is also the name of a city in the United States.


Entry updated May 29, 2020