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The Greek word for brotherly love or close friendship is phileō love. The name for the city of Philidelphia is derived from this word.

Greek name
Greek φιλέω
Romanization phileō
Strong number G5368

When Jesus asked Peter "Do you love me?" the word he used in Greek was agape love. Peter answered "Lord, thou knowest that I love thee." In Greek, Peter used phileō in his reply.[1]


  1. John 21:15-17