comparative philology

Origin of comparative philology

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby comparative philology Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use comparative philology in a sentence

  • Kemble had a full acquaintance with the new science of comparative philology which was developing in Germany under Jakob Grimm.

    The Translations of Beowulf | Chauncey Brewster Tinker
  • Naturally, comparative philology blundered and stumbled along this path into endless absurdities.

  • As to the destructive—or would-be destructive—part, he condenses my arguments against the method of comparative philology.

    Modern Mythology | Andrew Lang
  • But where, all this time, is there a reference by Mannhardt to ‘the general principles of comparative philology’?

    Modern Mythology | Andrew Lang
  • Or to take a more modern instance: comparative philology has attained completeness in our own day.