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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-anthropy Also -anthropist, -anthrope, and -anthropic.

Human, or humankind.

[Greek anthrōpia, mankind.]

Common examples are philanthropy (Greek philein, to love), a desire to promote the welfare of others; misanthropy (Greek miso-, hating), a dislike of humankind; and lycanthropy (Greek lukos, wolf), the supernatural transformation of a person into a wolf, as recounted in folk tales. Names for the individuals involved are formed in -anthropist (philanthropist), or sometimes -anthrope (misanthrope); adjectives are formed in -anthropic (lycanthropic).

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