palæology

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Etymology[edit]

palæ- +‎ o +‎ -logy, from Ancient Greek: παλαιός (palaiós, old) in combination with λόγος (lógos, account, explanation).

Noun[edit]

palæology (plural palæologies)

  1. Archeology that focuses on prehistoric antiquities.
    • 1810, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Volume XIX, page 373:
      It is therefore deeply to be regretted, that this eminent genius has occupied, in this ſuperſtitious palæology, a long and buſy life, which might have been employed in original works of infinite advantage to the world, and honour to himſelf.