PHILIP (Gr. KXiTnros, fond of horses, from <j>i\fiv, to love, and IITTTOS, horse ; Lat. Philippus, whence e.g. M. H. Ger. Philippes, Dutch Filips, and, with dropping of the final s, It. Filippo, Fr. Philippe, Ger. Philipp, Sp. Felipe), a masculine proper name, popularized among the Christian nations as having been that of one of the apostles of Christ. Notices of distinguished men who have borne this name are arranged below in the following order: (i) Biblical; (2) Kings of Macedonia, France, Germany and Spain; (3) other rulers.
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