Lexicology meaning

lĕk'sĭ-kŏl'ə-jē
(uncountable, linguistics) The part of linguistics that studies words, their nature and meaning, words' elements, relations between words including semantic relations, words groups and the whole lexicon.
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The study of the meanings and origins of words.
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(countable) A specific theory concerning the lexicon.
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The branch of linguistics that deals with the lexical component of language.
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Origin of lexicology

  • lexico(n) –logy
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek λεξικός (lexikos, “of words"), from λέξις (lexis, “a saying, speech, word"), from λέγειν (legein, “to speak") + -logy
    From Wiktionary