Words I Love 43 – Philology

New word today…apt as it also includes my middle name!


[fi-loluh-jee] /fɪˈlɒl ə dʒi/



the study of literary texts and of written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, and the determination of their meaning.

(especially in older use) linguistics, especially historical and comparative linguistics.

Obsolete. the love of learning and literature.



1350-1400; Middle English philologie < Latin philologia < Greek philología love of learning and literature, equivalent to philólog (os) literary, studious, argumentative + -ia -y3. See philo-, -logy


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