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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

philanthrope

/ˈfēlənˌTHrōp/