Meaning of philodox in English:

philodox

Pronunciation /?f?l?d?ks/

noun

rare
  • A person who loves or vehemently propounds his or her own opinions; a dogmatic or argumentative person.

    Chiefly in translations of Montaigne.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Florio (1553–1625), author and teacher of languages. From French philodoxe and its etymon ancient Greek ?ιλ?δοξο? loving belief or opinion (Plato) from ?ιλο- + δ?ξα opinion, glory.