- philology (n.)
- 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 sense has not been popular in the U.S., where linguistics is preferred. Related: Philological.
- 1. Professor Smith is recognized to be one of the great scholars in English philology.
- 2. During the Qing Dynasty, philology was a mere handmaid of classical studies.
- 3. By subjects : philology , as in mathematics, Luo Wu Xue, Zhizhi school.
- 所定课目有: 语文学 、 象数学 、 格物学 、 致知学.
- 4. Shao Jinhan's historical philology had been throughout all of his learning activities.
- 5. His major interests and main scholarship were on philology.
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