Definition of Philonist in US English:

Philonist

noun

  • A follower of Philo Judaeus or his ideas; a scholar of his works.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Henry Newman (1801–1890), theologian and cardinal. From post-classical Latin Philon-, Philo + -ist.

Pronunciation

Philonist

/ˈfʌɪlənɪst/