Definition of Philonize in English:

Philonize

verb

rare
  • no object To philosophize after the manner of Philo Judaeus. Only in proverbial phrase "either Philo Platonizes or Plato Philonizes" and variants.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Healey (c1585–c1616), translator. From post-classical Latin Philonizare to philosophize after the manner of Philo Judaeus from Philon-, Philo + -izare.

Pronunciation

Philonize

/ˈfʌɪlənʌɪz/