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  • n. Plural form of philologer.


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  • ‘Antiquity of Man,’ in which Sir Charles Lyell draws a parallel between the development of species and that of languages, will be glad to hear that one of the most eminent philologers of


  • But I must leave this question to be settled by philologers and travellers; and I should hardly have dwelt so long upon it except for the curious part played by this word ‘Pongo’in the later history of the man-like Apes.


  • The "unlearned" hardly think of usurping Tyndall's place in the lecture room, or of taking his cuneiform bricks from Rawlinson; yet the world has been much more prolific of learned scientists and philologers than of able generals.

    Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War

  • The German philologers are not remarkable for mildness when speaking of each other; and many a one, as Haupt in Berlin, will enrich his vocabulary with ever-varying, new-coined epithets to characterize the ridiculousness, tameness, and stupidity of emendations proposed, and that, too, when speaking of such men as Orelli and Kirchner, his own colleagues in the profession.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • The doctrine of race, in its popular form, is the direct offspring of the study of scientific philology; and yet it is just now, in its popular form at least, somewhat under the ban of scientific philologers.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • In our present case scientific philologers are beginning to complain, with perfect truth and perfect justice from their own point of view, that the popular doctrine of race confounds race and language.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • And they tell us further, that from whatever quarter the alleged popular confusion came, it certainly did not come from any teaching of scientific philologers.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • The inherent nature of the case, and the witness of recorded history, join together to prove that language is no certain test of race, and that the scientific philologers are doing good service to accuracy of expression and accuracy of thought by emphatically calling attention to the fact that language is no such test.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • "And finally, what is to me most convincing of all, I do not well understand how in a people of grammarians, when for seven hundred years, from Ennius to Priscian, the most distinguished writers were also the most minute philologers, not one, so far as we know, should have hinted at any difference, if such existed."

    The Roman Pronunciation of Latin Why we use it and how to use it

  • ’ I am glad that memory flew just here to the word of Portia’s: for it carries me on to a wise page of Dr Corson’s, and a passage in which, protesting against the philologers who cram our children’s handbooks with irrelevant information that but obscures what Chaucer or Shakespeare mean, he breaks out in Chaucer’s own words: Thise cookes! how they stampe and streyne and grind,

    IV. Children’s Reading (II)


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