Definition of tropology
1a : a figurative mode of speech or writing b : a mode of biblical interpretation stressing a moral meaning inhering in the metaphorical character of language
2 : a treatise on or compilation of tropes
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Origin and Etymology of tropology
Late Latin tropologia, from Late Greek, from tropos trope (from Greek, turn, manner, style) + Greek -logia -logy — more at trope
First Known Use: 15th century
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