Definition of philology
1 : the study of literature and of disciplines relevant to literature or to language as used in literature
2a : linguistics; especially : historical and comparative linguisticsb : the study of human speech especially as the vehicle of literature and as a field of study that sheds light on cultural history
philologicalplay \ˌfi-lə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
philologicallyplay \ˌfi-lə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
philologistplay \fə-ˈlä-lə-jist also fī-\ noun
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This is not philology, this is creative wishful thinking.
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PHILOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of philology for English Language Learners
: the study of language; especially : the study of how languages or words develop
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