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Etymological Dictionary of Greek (2 vols.)
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Etymological Dictionary of Greek (2 vols.)

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Overview

A knowledge of Greek is essential in order to understand the classic works and cultures that have shaped Western civilization on their own terms. From Homer and Plato to the Bible, the Greek language occupies a unique place in the foundational texts of human history. This dictionary offers over 1,800 pages of the latest linguistic research to provide new understanding of the meaning and origins of 7,500 entries.

Classicists, archaeologists, students of the Bible, and all those interested in the Greek language, linguistics, and the history of Greek will find this to be an indispensable resource for understanding Greek and the ancient texts originally written in that language.

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Key Features

  • Offers new insights using the latest advances in linguistic studies
  • Contains 7,500 entries
  • Includes bibliographical references for each entry

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Individual Titles

Etymological Dictionary of Greek, vol. 1

  • Author: Robert Beekes
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 885

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

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, and often surprising, new insights into the history and formation of the Greek vocabulary.

The Etymological Dictionary of Greek is the first comprehensive etymological dictionary of Greek in the English language. It is a treasure trove covering 2,000 years of ancient Greek from Mycenaean via Homer and the classical period to lexicographers, such as Hesychius (fifth century AD). It consists of 7,500 entries with thoroughly revised etymologies. Each entry gives clear information about the origin of the Greek word and its first date of attestation. It further provides all etymologically relevant variants, dialectal forms, derivatives, compounds, and bibliographical references.

This etymological dictionary is a truly indispensable tool for those in search of a deeper knowledge of the Greek vocabulary, its history, and a better understanding of the language.

Etymological Dictionary of Greek, vol. 2

  • Author: Robert Beekes
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 923

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

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, and often surprising, new insights into the history and formation of the Greek vocabulary.

The Etymological Dictionary of Greek is the first comprehensive etymological dictionary of Greek in the English language. It is a treasure trove covering 2,000 years of ancient Greek from Mycenaean via Homer and the classical period to lexicographers, such as Hesychius (fifth century AD). It consists of 7,500 entries with thoroughly revised etymologies. Each entry gives clear information about the origin of the Greek word and its first date of attestation. It further provides all etymologically relevant variants, dialectal forms, derivatives, compounds, and bibliographical references.

This etymological dictionary is a truly indispensable tool for those in search of a deeper knowledge of the Greek vocabulary, its history, and a better understanding of the language.

About Robert Beekes

Robert Beekes 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, The Origins of the Indo-European Nominal Inflection, A Grammar of Gatha-Avestan, and Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction.