Inherited from Middle English philologie, from Latin philologia, from Ancient Greek φιλολογίᾱ (philologíā, “love of argument or reasoning, love of learning and literature”).
philology (countable and uncountable, plural philologies)
- (linguistics) The humanistic study of historical linguistics.
- (philosophy) Love and study of learning and literature, broadly speaking.
- (culture) Scholarship and culture, particularly classical, literary and linguistic.
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