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English definition of “philology”

philology

noun [U] uk   /fɪˈlɒl.ə.dʒi/ us    /-ˈlɑː.lə-/ old-fashioned
the study of language, especially its history and development
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philological
adjective uk   /ˌfɪl.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/
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