1. Study of language or literature.
2. Specifically, study of the languages and literatures of Classical Greece and Rome; study of Latin and Ancient Greek languages.
Hoold thou thy pees thou poete Marcian That writest vs that ilke weddyng murie Of hire Philologie and hym Mercurie. (Martianus Capella, 5th cent. wrote ‘De nuptiis Philologiæ et Mercurii’.) 1386, Chaucer, Merch. T. 490
1. variant of the word
John wanted to impress his friends with his newly acquired urbanity, and so he suggested, "Yo
s, let's grab some bizneer."
1. Study of the authors of Greek and Latin antiquity.
John didn't want Sam to know that he studied classics, so he said "
, let's get drunk and eat chicken fingers."
1. Brevity of expression.
If I didn't know her, I would say that her phrasal brachylogy made her seem rather like an
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