Philology

Dictionary.com noun the study of literary texts and of written records, the establishment of their authenti-city and their original form, and the determination of their meaning. (especially in older use) linguistics, especially historical and comparative linguistics. Obsolete. the love of learning and literature. Etymonline.com late 14c., "love of learning," from Latin philologia "love of learning, love of letters, love of study, literary culture," from Greek philologia "love of discussion, learning, and literature; studiousness," from philo- "loving" (see philo-) + logos "word, speech" (see Logos). Meaning "science of language" is first attested 1716 (philologue "linguist" is from 1590s; philologer "linguistic scholar" is from 1650s); this confusing secondary … Continue reading Philology