tropology

noun tro·pol·o·gy \trōˈpäləjē\

Definition of tropology

plural

-es

  1. 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. 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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