Definition of philanthrope in English:

philanthrope

noun

archaic term for philanthropist
  • ‘She rejected an offer to assume her husband's seat in the Senate, preferring to direct the philanthropes towards the environment, children's education, women's affairs and healthcare.’

Pronunciation

philanthrope

/ˈfēlənˌTHrōp/ /ˈfilənˌθroʊp/

Origin

Mid 18th century from Greek philanthrōpos, from philein ‘to love’ + anthrōpos ‘human being’.