Literally meaning: “study of lake”
Origin: Anc Greek
+(-λογία)/-logia(=logy, suffix meaning “study of”, “speech”, “discourse”) > λέω/leo (=speak).
The term limnology was coined by François-Alphonse Forel (1841–1912) based on his studies of Lake Geneva.
Limnology(or freshwater science) is the is the study of fresh or saline inland waters.