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1. Literary study or classical scholarship.

[Middle English philologie, from Latin philologia, love of learning, from Greek philologiā, from philologos, fond of learning or of words : philo-, philo- + logos, reason, speech; see -logy.]

phi·lol′o·ger, phi·lol′o·gist n.
phil′o·log′ic (fĭl′ə-lŏj′ĭk), phil′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
phil′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
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Unsurprisingly for a philologer like Celenza, Machiavelli is viewed in this volume chiefly through the prism of his writings, which serve as touchstones for Celenza's exploration of Machiavelli's chief concerns.
Coleridge, both in his capacity of philologer and metaphysician.
He was noted for the correctness of his information, as a grammarian and a philologer. On grammar he wrote Kitab Jami' al-Nahw and Kitab Jami' al-Nahw al-Saghir, and he wrote Adab al-Katib on philology.