Meaning of Philonic in English:

Philonic

Pronunciation /fʌɪˈlɒnɪk/ /fɪˈlɒnɪk/

adjective

  • Of or relating to Philo Judaeus (20 b.c. –50 a.d.), Hellenistic Jewish philosopher of Alexandria, or his beliefs, especially his allegorical interpretation of the Old Testament scripture in the light of Platonic and Aristotelian philosophy.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Taylor (1765–1836), reviewer and translator. From post-classical Latin Philon-, Philo + -ic.