logomachy

[ loh-gom-uh-kee ]
/ loʊˈgɒm ə ki /

noun, plural lo·gom·a·chies.

a dispute about or concerning words.
an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words.
a game played with cards, each bearing one letter, with which words are formed.

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Origin of logomachy

First recorded in 1560–70; from Greek logomachía; see origin at logo-, -machy

OTHER WORDS FROM logomachy

log·o·mach·ic [law-guh-mak-ik, log-uh-], /ˌlɔ gəˈmæk ɪk, ˌlɒg ə-/, log·o·mach·i·cal, adjectivelo·gom·a·chist, log·o·mach, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for logomachy

logomachy
/ (lɒˈɡɒməkɪ) /

noun plural -chies

argument about words or the meaning of words

Derived forms of logomachy

logomachist, noun

Word Origin for logomachy

C16: from Greek logomakhia, from logos word + makhē battle
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