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English definition of “philology”

philology

noun [U]     /fɪˈlɒl.ə.dʒi/ US  /-ˈlɑː.lə-/ old-fashioned
the study of language, especially its history and development → See also linguisticsLinguistic terms and linguistic style philological     /ˌfɪl.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ US  /-ˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/ adjective
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