A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages: A Contribution to the History of Ideas

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University of Chicago Press, 1949 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1515 pages
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Originally published in 1949 and appearing now for the first time in a paperbound edition, Buck's Dictionary remains an indispensable tool for diachronic analysis of the Indo-European languages. Arranged according to the meaning of words, the work contains more than 1,000 groupings of synonyms from the principal Indo-European languages. Buck first tabulates the words describing a particular concept and then discusses their etymological and semantic history, tracing changes in meaning of the root words as well as presenting cases indicating which of the older forms have been replaced by expressions of colloquial or foreign origin.

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Contents

Explanations
1
Abbreviations for Works of Reference
2
Other Abbreviations
7
Orthography and Transcription
8
Form of Citation
11
The Physical World in Its Larger Aspects
12
Sex Age Family Relationship
79
Animals
135
Possession Property and Commerce
739
Place Form Size
829
Quantity and Number
916
Time
953
Sense Perception
1017
Emotion with Some Physical Expressions of Emotion Temperamental Moral and Aesthetic Notions
1084
Mind Thought
1197
Vocal Utterance Speech Reading and Writing
1247

Parts of the Body Bodily Functions and Conditions
196
Food and Drink Cooking and Utensils
326
Clothing Personal Adornment and Care
392
Dwelling House Furniture
455
Agriculture Vegetation
486
Miscellaneous Physical Acts and Those Pertaining to Special Arts and Crafts with Some Implements Materials and Products Other Mis cellaneous Noti...
536
Motion Locomotion Transportation Navigation
661
Territorial Social and Political Divisions Social Relations
1301
Warfare
1370
Law
1419
Religion and Superstition
1462
Index of Headings
1505
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