Does anyone know who was the first person to invent the term homology and what their motivation was?
All I could find was that Emmie Noether is accredited with inventing the homology group, and that Poincare made essential contributions to the nascent concept. Although I thought Poincare called topology "analysis situs", so I doubt he coined the term "homology".
Most of the results relating to the etymology of "homology" were regarding its application in biology (even after trying to explicitly filter those results).
Also I am not certain if I should ask this question here or English language or usage, so if this question should be migrated then please do so.