philologize

verb phi·lol·o·gize

Definition of philologize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to render by philological investigation

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to study or make investigations in philology

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Origin and Etymology of philologize

philology + -ize


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