φιλοῦσιν (3rd pl pres ind act) "They love" is phileo, which means "to love", "to regard with affection", "to kiss," and "to approve of." -- (CW)  "They love" is one of two Greek words that are translated as "love" but mean different things. The verb expresses a preference or a liking for something or someone.  It's meaning is more like "like" than "love" in English. More on the two types of "love" in this article. -- Confusing Word -- The "love" is a Greek word that is more like "like" than "love" in English.