The study of the meanings and origins of words.
(countable) A specific theory concerning the lexicon.
The branch of linguistics that deals with the lexical component of language.
Origin of lexicology
- lexico(n) –logy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Î»ÎµÎ¾Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (lexikos, “of words"), from Î»ÎÎ¾Î¹Ï‚ (lexis, “a saying, speech, word"), from Î»ÎÎ³ÎµÎ¹Î½ (legein, “to speak") + -logy