tropology

noun tro·pol·o·gy \ trōˈpäləjē \

Definition of tropology

plural -es
1 a : 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


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