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Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages

, 2008
ISBN: 9789004167971

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The Latin language is a cornerstone of Indo-European studies. Since the last comprehensive etymological dictionary of Latin appeared in 1959, enormous progress has been made in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European, and many etymologies have been revised. This new etymological dictionary covers the entire Latin lexicon of Indo-European origin. It consists of nearly 1,900 entries, which altogether discuss about 8,000 Latin lemmata. All words attested before Cicero are included, together with their first date of attestation in Latin. The dictionary also includes all the inherited words found in the other ancient Italic languages, such as Oscan, Umbrian, and South Picene; thus, it also serves as an etymological dictionary of Italic.

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  • Includes nearly 2,000 entries
  • Provides references for the first known instance of each word
  • Contains etymological insight into Italic languages other than Latin
  • Aim of This Dictionary
  • Definition of Italic
  • Research Method
  • From Proto-Indo-European to Latin
  • The Entries
  • Periodization of Latin
This is an impressive, handsomely produced volume. It deserves to be in any serious linguistic library.

—Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy, professor, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

This new, important dictionary cannot be neglected by anyone interested in the history of words.

Bryn Mawr Classical Review

  • Title: Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the Other Italic Languages
  • Author: Michiel de Vaan
  • Series: Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series
  • Volume: 7
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Print Publication Date: 2008
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 826
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Italic languages and dialects › Etymology--Dictionaries; Latin language › Etymology--Dictionaries; Proto-Indo-European language › Etymology--Dictionaries
  • ISBNs: 9789004167971, 15743586, 9004167978
  • Resource Type: Lexicon
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T03:35:26Z

Michiel de Vaan teaches comparative Indo-European linguistics, historical linguistics and dialectology at Leiden University. He has published extensively on Germanic, Albanian, and Indo–Iranian linguistics and philology, including The Avestan Vowels and Germanic Tone Accents.


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    Digital list price: $332.99
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