Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to or concerned with philology: as, philological study; the American Philological Association.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to philology.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the history of literature and words.
  • adjective linguistics Pertaining to historical linguistics.

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  • adjective of or relating to or dealing with philology

Etymologies

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philology +‎ -ical

Examples

  • Of literary blunders probably the philological are the most persistent and the most difficult to kill.

    Literary Blunders; A chapter in the "History of Human Error"

  • Of literary blunders probably the philological are the most persistent and the most difficult to kill.

    Literary Blunders

  • It has copied, by the aid of the telescope, the trilingual arrow-headed inscriptions written 300 feet high upon the face of the rocks of Behistun; and though the alphabets and the languages in which these long inscriptions were "graven with a pen of iron and lead upon the rocks for ever," had been long dead and unknown, yet, by a kind of philological divination, Archæology has exorcised and resuscitated both; and from these dumb stones, and from the analogous inscriptions of Van,

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

  • "philological" proof of the modern origin of one of those authorities, the folio of 1632.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 47, September, 1861

  • And then adduce philological and dating evidence to prove it ...

    kateelliott: the Values of the Humanities, and SFF

  • Anthropologist Kenneth Kennedy concludes of Gobineau and Chamberlain, that they "transformed the Aryan concept, which had its humble origins in philological research conducted by Jones in Calcutta at the end of the eighteenth century, into the politics and racial doctrines of Adolph Hitler's Third Reich."

    Rajiv Malhotra: How Europeans Misappropriated Sanskrit To Form The Aryan Race Theory

  • According to most of the philological authorities, it denotes "dried clay that emits a sound" (i.e., when it is struck); and since it is used in the Quran exclusively with reference to the creation of man, it seems to contain an allusion to the power of articulate speech which distinguishes man from all other animal species, as well as to the brittleness of his existence (cf. the expression "like pottery" in 55:14).

    Mike Ghouse: Sikhs and Muslims Can Come Together For Guru Nanak's Birthday

  • Anthropologist Kenneth Kennedy concludes of Gobineau and Chamberlain, that they "transformed the Aryan concept, which had its humble origins in philological research conducted by Jones in Calcutta at the end of the eighteenth century, into the politics and racial doctrines of Adolph Hitler's Third Reich."

    Rajiv Malhotra: How Europeans Misappropriated Sanskrit To Form The Aryan Race Theory

  • According to most of the philological authorities, it denotes "dried clay that emits a sound" (i.e., when it is struck); and since it is used in the Quran exclusively with reference to the creation of man, it seems to contain an allusion to the power of articulate speech which distinguishes man from all other animal species, as well as to the brittleness of his existence (cf. the expression "like pottery" in 55:14).

    Mike Ghouse: Sikhs and Muslims Can Come Together For Guru Nanak's Birthday

  • Solesmes never understood this, but we should recognize the learned and large philological work executed on the old manuscripts.

    Interview with Domenico Bartolucci

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