Philological Phil`o*log"ic*al, Philologic Phil`o*log"ic, a. [Cf. F. philologique.] Of or pertaining to philology. -- {Phil`o*log"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • philological — philology ► NOUN 1) the study of the structure, historical development, and relationships of a language or languages. 2) chiefly N. Amer. literary or classical scholarship. DERIVATIVES philological adjective philologist noun. ORIGIN originally in …   English terms dictionary

  • philological — adjective see philology …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • philological — See philologer. * * * …   Universalium

  • philological — adjective a) Of or pertaining to the history of literature and words. b) Pertaining to historical linguistics. See Also: philologist, philology …   Wiktionary

  • philological — Synonyms and related words: descriptive, glottochronological, grammatic, graphemic, lexicographic, lexicological, lexicostatistical, lingual, linguistic, metalinguistic, morphological, morphophonemic, phonemic, phonetic, phonological,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • philological — phil·o·log·i·cal || ‚fɪlÉ™ lÉ‘dʒɪkl / lÉ’ adj. pertaining to linguistics, linguistic; of the study of literary works in order to verify their authenticity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • philological — phil·o·log·i·cal …   English syllables

  • philological — See: philology …   English dictionary

  • philological — adjective of or relating to or dealing with philology (Freq. 1) • Pertains to noun: ↑philology • Derivationally related forms: ↑philology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Philological Society — The Philological Society is the oldest learned society in Great Britain dedicated to the study of language. The society was established in 1842 to investigate and promote the study and knowledge of the structure, the affinities, and the history… …   Wikipedia

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