how to pronounce philology


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philology is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of philology


  1. Scholarship and culture, particularly classical, literary and linguistic.<ref name= "isbn0-19-861271-0"/>.
  2. Love and study of learning and literature, broadly speaking.<ref name= "isbn0-19-861271-0">Brown, Lesley. The New shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles pub. Clarendon Oxford 1993 isbn0-19-861271-0</ref>.
  3. The humanistic study of historical linguistics.

philology frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word philology occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics philology can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that philology can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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