logonomy
Definition - A nonce word that denotes "the science of language."

Etymology -
The term was probably modelled on astronomy and derived from the Greek logos, word.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first and only citation (hence its designation as a nonce word) is from 1803:
"Logonomy; or, the science of language."
(J. Stewart (title) Opus maximum)



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