philology

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From Middle 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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