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Descriptor English: Philology
Descriptor Spanish: Filología
Descriptor Portuguese: Filologia
Descriptor French: Philologie
Tree number(s): K01.517.732
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010680
Scope note: The study of literature in its widest sense, including grammar, etymology, criticism, literary history, language history, linguistic history, systems of writing, and anything else that is relevant to literature or language viewed as literature. Philology as a discipline has both philosophical and scientific overtones.
Annotation: study of literature or language as used in literature; do not confuse with LITERATURE, literary works; GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics; DF: PHILOL
Allowable Qualifiers: HI history
Entry Version: PHILOL
DeCS ID: 10874
Unique ID: D010680
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/03
Philology - Preferred
Concept UI M0016595
Scope note The study of literature in its widest sense, including grammar, etymology, criticism, literary history, language history, linguistic history, systems of writing, and anything else that is relevant to literature or language viewed as literature. Philology as a discipline has both philosophical and scientific overtones.
Preferred term Philology



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