(noun) 1. Although no longer in use, philology is the love of learning and literature. We vote that we bring back into vernacular ASAP! 2. The most popular definition today is the study of literary texts and of written records: the quest for their meaning and their authenticity.
- etymology: Latin, philologia/Greek, philología: love of learning and literature, equivalent to philólog (os) literary, studious, argumentative.