Semasiology meaning

sĭ-mā'sē-ŏl'ə-jē, -zē-
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(linguistics) A discipline within linguistics concerned with the meaning of a word independent of its phonetic expression.
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Origin of semasiology

  • Greek sēmasiā meaning (from sēmainein to signify semantic) –logy
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek σημασία (semasia, “the meaning of a word") + -λογία (-logía, “-logy, branch of study"), from σημαίνω (semaino, “I show by a sign, signify"), from σῆμα (sÄ“ma, “a mark, sign").
    From Wiktionary