What does the word philology mean?

Usage examples for philology

  1. Journal of Philology, vol. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  2. Bopp's Comparative Grammar began to be published nine years before the first draft of Darwin's treatise on the Origin of Species was put on paper in 1842. It is not therefore on the history of Comparative Philology in general that the ideas of Darwin have had most influence. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others