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philology

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First coined 1614, from Old French philologie, from Ancient Greek φιλολογία (philología, love of argument or reasoning, love of learning and literature), from φίλος (phílos, loved, beloved, dear, friend) + λόγος (lógos).

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philology (countable and uncountable, plural philologies)

  1. (linguistics) The humanistic study of historical linguistics.

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