Top definition
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.

See philologist
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
by mihailoff February 20, 2005
Get the merch
Get the philology neck gaiter and mug.
Jun 13 Word of the Day
No Bull Shit, and old hacker acronym which is usually used to signify that the talk will be serious.
User: I need to talk to you, NBS.
User2: ESAD, Noob.
by Heko July 17, 2004
Get the mug
Get a NBS mug for your friend Helena.
The science of Love or Love-making, as from the stem phil-, meaning love/enthusiasm (bibliophile = book-lover, pedophile = child-lover), and the suffix -ology, referring to a science (physchology and Biology for example). This is to be differentiated from a specific sort of philology as Romance Philology, the study of Latin (literally "The Science of Loving things Roman").
-Man, I gave her a 3-hour lecture in philology last night, if you know what I mean.
-Oh, sweet. I knew she had it bad for you.
by Tweed Suited Intellectual October 11, 2005
Get the mug
Get a Philology mug for your dog Julia.