Etymological Dictionary of Greek, 2-Volume Set

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Brill Academic Pub, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 2000 pages
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"A must-have research tool that should be on every classicists desk." Greek is among the most intensely and widely studied languages known. Since the publication of the last etymological dictionary of Greek, both the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European, and our knowledge of the Greek substrate have led to numerous, often surprising new insights into the history and formation of the Greek vocabulary.This dictionary is a treasure trove covering 2000 years of Ancient Greek: from Mycenaean via Homer and the classical period to lexicographers, such as Hesychius (5th century A.D.).It at last brings together all new data, resulting in scores of thoroughly revised etymologies. This is a truly indispensable tool for classicists in search of a deeper understanding of the Greek vocabulary, its history and, therewith, a better understanding of the language. [ Nearly 8000 entries [ Each lemma gives clear information about origin and reconstruction, the first date of attestation, and all relevant variant forms[ Extensive bibliography and exhaustive references for each lemma[ Rich source of information on Greek and its relation to other Indo-European languages

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Robert S. P. Beekes (Ph.D. 1969) is Professor emeritus of Comparative Indo- European Linguistics at Leiden University. He has published extensively on the historical grammar of Greek, Iranian and Indo-European, including "The Development of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Greek" (Mouton, 1969), "The Origins of the Indo-European Nominal Inflection" (IBS, 1985), "A Grammar of Gatha-Avestan" (Brill, 1988), and "Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction" (Benjamins, 1995).

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