Origin of philology
Examples from the Web for philologist
Wherever else the verdict of scholarship may err, the microscope of the philologist cannot err.The Shakespearean Myth|Appleton Morgan
He is a scholar, a philologist; he manages everything in the chteau.The White House (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XII)|Charles Paul de Kock
The truth was that in his humble way Reub' was something of a philologist.Moriah's Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches|Ruth McEnery Stuart
In addition the following other great language families are distinguished by the philologist.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
Without constant help from the philologist, anthropology is bound to languish.Anthropology|Robert Marett
Word Origin for philology
late 14c., "love of learning," from Latin philologia "love of learning, love of letters, love of study, literary culture," from Greek philologia "love of discussion, learning, and literature; studiousness," from philo- "loving" (see philo-) + logos "word, speech" (see logos).
Meaning "science of language" is first attested 1716 (philologue "linguist" is from 1590s; philologer "linguistic scholar" is from 1650s); this confusing secondary sense has not been popular in the U.S., where linguistics is preferred. Related: Philological.