philologue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n philologue a humanist specializing in classical scholarship
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Philologue A philologist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n philologue Same as philologist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Philologue one versed in philology
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. philologue,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. philologiaphilologos, fond of words—philos, loving, logos, discourse.

Usage

In literature:

The word "hotooa" is the same as that which is usually spelt "atua" by Polynesian philologues, and it will be convenient to adopt this spelling.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
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