Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary)

Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary)

ISBN: 9789004183407
Publisher: BRILL
Edition: Bilingual
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
Number of pages: 750
  • $414.80

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DESCRIPTION

The Germanic languages, which include English, German, Dutch and Scandinavian, belong to the best-studied languages in the world, but the picture of their parent language, Proto-Germanic, continues to evolve. This new etymological dictionary offers a wealth of material collected from old and new Germanic sources, ranging from Gothic to Elfdalian, from Old English to the Swiss dialects, and incorporates several important advances in Proto-Germanic phonology, morphology and derivation. With its approximately 2,800 headwords and at least as many derivations, it covers the larger part of the Proto-Germanic vocabulary, and attempts to trace it back to its Proto-Indo-European foundations. The result is a landmark etymological study indispensable to Indo-Europeanists and Germanicists, as well as to the non-specialist.

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