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Why should he not make a philologer and a professor the author of the Homeric poems?

"But follow the counsel of Apollonius the philologer," advised Florus.

He bore the proud title of Philologer Royal of Denmark, and he was above all things else a grammarian.

At this point, argues the philologer, he goes wrong and becomes the victim of delusions.

The last words both of the philologer and the sophist were spoken somewhat louder than was usual in the presence of the Empress.

Though France contributed little to the philologer, several books were now published in French.

Language seems to be composite, but into its first elements the philologer has never been able to penetrate.

The science of the philologer, on the other hand, is strictly historical.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "love of learning," from Latin philologia "love of learning, love of letters, love of study, literary culture," from Greek philologia "love of discussion, learning, and literature; studiousness," from philo- "loving" (see philo-) + logos "word, speech" (see logos).

Meaning "science of language" is first attested 1716 (philologue "linguist" is from 1590s; philologer "linguistic scholar" is from 1650s); this confusing secondary sense has not been popular in the U.S., where linguistics is preferred. Related: Philological.

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