Pronunciation: (sō'fē, sof'ē), [key]
—pl. -phies. (sometimes l.c.)
any of the Safavid rulers of Persia: used as a title. Also,Sophi.
a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek (philosophy; theosophy); on this model used, with the meaning “science of,” in the formation of compound words: anthroposophy.
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