This is what the "An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon Founded upon the Seventh Edition of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon" of the Oxford University Press has to say of 'Philia':

Philia fem. the Ion. form is Philie (Derives from Phileo), friendly love, affection, friendship, distinct from eros as the Latin amicitia is from amor, used by Herodotus, Euripides etc. (I'll skip the expressions); 2. fondness for a thing, used by Plato.

The verb is:

Phileo, (I'll skip the conjugation info) to love, regard with affection, Lat. diligere, used by Homer, etc. (I'll skip the expressions) 2. to treat affectionately or kindly, to welcome a guest, used by Homer. (I'll skip expressions again) 3. to kiss used by Aeschylus, etc. (expressions again) ;-Medium to kiss one another, used by Herodotus 4. of things, to love, like, approve, used in the Odyssey and by Sophocles. II. cum infinitivo to love to do, be fond of doing, and so to be wont or used to do, used by Herodotus and in the tragedy. (expressions again...)

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