lexicology

Definitions of lexicology
1

n the branch of linguistics that studies the lexical component of language

Types:
onomastics
the branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper names
toponomy, toponymy
the branch of lexicology that studies the place names of a region or a language
Type of:
linguistics, philology
the humanistic study of language and literature

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.