Etymological vs Philosophy - What's the difference?

etymological | philosophy |

As an adjective etymological

is of or relating to etymology.

As a noun philosophy is

(uncountable|originally) the love of wisdom.

As a verb philosophy is

to philosophize.




(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to etymology.
  • (comparable, of a word) Consistent with its etymological characteristics (in historical usage and/or the source language).
  • Derived terms

    * etymological argument * etymologically


    Alternative forms

    * philosophie (obsolete) * phylosophie (obsolete) * phylosophy (nonstandard)


  • (uncountable, originally) The love of wisdom.
  • (uncountable) An academic discipline that seeks truth through reasoning rather than empiricism.
  • * 1661 , , The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
  • During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy , he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant
  • (countable) A comprehensive system of belief.
  • (countable) A view or outlook regarding fundamental principles underlying some domain.
  • (countable) A general principle (usually moral).
  • (archaic) A broader branch of (non-applied) science.
  • Meronyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * analytic philosophy * antiphilosophy * continental philosophy * personal philosophy * philosophize * philosophy of mind


  • To philosophize.
  • *, II.12:
  • Plato hath (in my seeming) loved this manner of Philosophying , Dialogue wise in good earnest, that therby he might more decently place in sundry mouthes the diversity and variation of his owne conceits.

    See also

    * * ideology