logology

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logo- +‎ -ology. In the sense “recreational linguistics” popularized by Dmitri Borgmann in Language on Vacation (1965).

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logology (countable and uncountable, plural logologies)

  1. (obsolete) Scientific study of words.
    Synonyms: lexicology
  2. The study of logos.
  3. The study of words for recreational purposes with an emphasis on letter patterns.
    Synonyms: recreational linguistics
  4. (religion) The study of words in search for divine truth, compare numerology.

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