Pharology is the scientific study of lighthouses and signal lights, their construction and illumination. The variation pharonology is occasionally attested. Those who study or are enthused by lighthouses are known as pharologists. The term comes from the classical Latin or its ancient Greek etymon Pharos, meaning lighthouse—Pharos was also the proper name of the famed lighthouse of Alexandria). One famous amateur pharologist is Princess Anne, the Princess Royal.
- "pharology" The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989, OED Online, Oxford University Press, (subscription needed) 1 Jan. 2010.
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