Logos Bible Software
Sign In
Products>Principles of Greek Etymology, vol. 1

Principles of Greek Etymology, vol. 1

Logos Editions are fully connected to your library and Bible study tools.


Digital list price: $16.49
Save $4.00 (24%)


In this landmark reference book, Georg Curtius clearly outlines and explains the basics of Greek linguistics. Curtius leads the reader through the various philosophies and specific linguistic properties of Greek etymology. He gives an account of the concerns of the academic community regarding New Testament Greek, and the transliteration of several alphabets such as Sanskrit and Cyrillic. He also provides a table comparing many languages, including Sanskrit, Italian, and Old Irish.

In the Logos edition, this valuable volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Resource Experts

Key Features

  • Provides an introduction to Greek linguistics
  • Gives history and principles of the field
  • Contains several study aids such as bibliographies and appendixes


  • Book I. Introduction
    • Conceptions and the Limits of Etymology: Etymology in Antiquity
    • Modern Etymology up to the Time of Lobeck and Döderlein
    • Phillip Buttman
    • Standpoint of Comparative Philology
    • Significance of Sanskrit
    • Mistaken Analyses; The Prefix Theory
    • Necessary Limitation
    • Extension of the Roots by Addition at the End (Expansion)
    • Premature Identification of Formative Suffixes
    • Under-Estimation and Ever-Estimation of Equivalence Meaning
    • The Indo-Germanic Sounds
    • Necessity of a Doctrine of Meanings
    • General Course of the Development of Meanings, Shown by Illustrative Examples
    • Assistance in the Discovery of Fundamental Meaning
    • Analogies for the Exchange of Meanings
    • Etymology of Rare Words, and of Proper Names; Mythological Etymology
  • Book II. Regular Representation of Sounds
    • K
    • Γ
    • Χ
    • Τ
    • Δ
    • Θ
    • Π
    • Β
    • Φ
    • Ν
    • Μ
    • Ρ
    • Λ
    • Σ
    • Ξ
    • ϝ
    • Spiritus Asper for Initial ς
    • Spiritus for Initial ι
    • Vowels

Praise for Georg Curtius

The work of Georg Curtius has marked a great step in forwarding the understanding of the use of the tenses in Greek in particular.

—Jacob Wackernagel, Swiss historical and comparative linguist

Most credit for making grammarians aware of the issue of verbal kind of action goes to Curtius [. . .] The importance of Curtius’ groundbreaking work cannot be overestimated.

Stanley Porter, professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College

Product Details

  • Title: Principles of Greek Etymology, Vol. 1
  • Author: Georg Curtius
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Publication Date: 1886
  • Pages: 497

Georg Curtius was born in 1820 in Germany. As one of the premier German philologists and professors of the 19th century, Curtius’ work has remained as a standard authority on Greek linguistics in New Testament studies. He published several scholarly works during his lifetime, which have been translated and reprinted numerous times into other languages. Curtius died in 1885.


0 ratings

Sign in with your Faithlife account


    Digital list price: $16.49
    Save $4.00 (24%)