v. i.1.To study, or make critical comments on, language.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in periodicals archive ?
The danger pointed out by Babbitt (1908: 126), which threatens literary criticism, is the contemporary tendency "to philologize everything," which means the following: the danger of transforming literature, history and religion into a mere "circle of tales," i.e.