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Hello! When I read this writing challenge, automatically the word “philotimo” came in my mind. I didn’t invent it. It is a real Greek word and it is not translated in English. So I translate it exactly as I see it. Philohonor.
Philohonor | noun | / fəˈläˈänər /
Philohonor is a word that exists from the ancient years and only in Greek language. It is noun, and it comes from two Greek words: philos (filos) which means friend and honor. Literally it means “friend of honor” but practically, philohonor means so much more. It describes a complex of virtues and values.
These virtues are the honor, the dignity, the pride, the morality, the respect, the generosity, the hospitality, the affection, the love for family, community and country. And the values of friendship and generally of humanism.
Philohonor means to have an open heart and to help others even you have to sacrifice something from you. It is the sense of right and wrong and the duty to do what is right.
George has the willing to help every time that his friends ask favor, even when they don’t ask. This guy has philohonor.
After a few years of saving money to buy the car of his dreams, he decided to give the money to her sister for her wedding. He has a great philohonor.
Philohonorous | adjective | / fəˈläˈänərəs /
The one who has the sense of honor and dignity. The one who is diligent, who is generous, even with money, if that helps someone. The one who acts with goodness and generosity without expecting anything in return.
The mechanic fixed the car and he was offered to fix the bike also, without asking extra money. He is a philohonorous person.
Although it was her classmate who started to fight with her, she said nothing to the teacher. She is philohonorous.
It was his turn to take a day off from work, but he knew how much his colleague needed holidays and gave it to him. He is a philohonorous man.
Philohonore | Verb | / fəˈläˈänər /
This verb usually used in passive voice (philohonored).
Why did you go to the concert without me? You weren’t even philohonored to tell me about it.
I wrote so many examples to make it more understandable. I also found a great video that explains this word better. I hope you are not feeling bored and watch it :)
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