logomachy
Definition - A fight over words.

Example -
"Only an idiot would claim that logomachy means 'word-play'!"

Etymology -
The term derives from the Greek logos, word + makhia, fighting or battle.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1569:
"Of so high a science they have made a certaine Logomachie."
(J. Sandford tr. Agrippa's Van. Artes 169 )


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