noun Etymology: French philologie, from Latin philologia love of learning and literature, from Greek, from philologos fond of learning and literature, from phil- + logos word, speech — more at legend Date: 1612 1. the study of literature and of disciplines relevant to literature or to language as used in literature 2. a. linguistics; especially historical and comparative linguistics b. the study of human speech especially as the vehicle of literature and as a field of study that sheds light on cultural history • philological adjectivephilologically adverbphilologist noun

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  • philology — (n.) late 14c., love of learning, from O.Fr. philologie, from L. philologia love of learning, love of letters, from Gk. philologia love of discussion, learning, and literature, from philo loving + logos word, speech. Meaning science of language… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 the sense …   English terms dictionary

  • philology — [fi läl′ə jē] n. [Fr philologie < L philologia, love of learning < Gr, love of literature < philein, to love + logos, word: see LOGIC] 1. Obs. the love of learning and literature; study; scholarship 2. former term for LINGUISTICS 3. the… …   English World dictionary

  • Philology — See comparative linguistics for the narrower field of comparative philology . Philology, derived from the Greek gr. φιλολογία ( philologia [ [ bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3D%23111282… …   Wikipedia

  • philology — Статья 1. см. языковедение (языковедение, языкознание, лингвистика | linguistique | Sprachwissenschaft, Linguistik | philology, linguistics | linguìstica) Статья 2. см. филология (филология | philologie | Philologie | philology | filologìa) …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • philology — philological /fil euh loj i keuhl/, philologic, adj. philologically, adv. philologist, philologer, n. /fi lol euh jee/, n. 1. the study of literary texts and of written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, and …   Universalium

  • philology — /fəˈlɒlədʒi / (say fuh loluhjee) noun 1. the systematic study of written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, and the determination of their meaning. 2. the systematic study of literary texts and written… …   Australian English dictionary

  • philology — [[t]fɪlɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Philology is the study of words, especially the history and development of the words in a particular language or group of languages. Derived words: philologist plural N COUNT He is a philologist, specialising in… …   English dictionary

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