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Greek is likely one of the so much intensely and greatly studied languages identified. because the booklet of the final etymological dictionary of Greek, either the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European, and our wisdom of the Greek substrate have resulted in a variety of, usually dazzling new insights into the historical past and formation of the Greek vocabulary.
This dictionary is a treasure trove masking 2000 years of historic Greek: from Mycenaean through Homer and the classical interval to lexicographers, similar to Hesychius (5th century A.D.). It contains 7500 entries with completely revised etymologies. each one access offers transparent information regarding the starting place of the Greek note and its first date of attestation. It additional offers all etymologically proper editions, dialectal types, derivatives, compounds, and bibliographical references.
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VAR Also aiywAlo<;. ETYM The reading ahwAlo<; (Arist. ); see Rohlfs ByzZ 37 (1937): 55. Etymology unknown. ] mg. not quite clear: 'hated; annihilating, destructive; . ). See the discussion in DELG. 'strange, dangerous' . ). VAR With metathesis of quantity gen.
To cry, groan'. => 0. 5. ). ). ] , but rare. ETYM From * aF'lowv; cf. ). Connection with � aElow and � uuo� (which is almost universally accepted) is difficult, since a lengthened grade *h2ued- is improbable. The word could therefore well be Pre-Greek; for the suffix, cf. bird and animals names like � xeAiowv 'swallow', � TeVep'lOwv 'wasp' . ). � IE *h2ueh,- 'blow'� VAR Forms in Schwyzer: 680 . ] 'wind'; rare are the verbal nouns a'lflu, a'lat<;. ), whence � aTfl0<;. Cf. furilier � aeAAu; Cio<;· nveuflu � a'lflu (cod.
ETYM For the suffIx, cf. the names of trees and animal skins in -Efj, -Ea: flfjAEfj, 1tTEAEfj, KUVEfj ete. ). If named after the material, one compares the word for 'oak' in PGm. *aik-, which is also supposed in � aiy[Aw'i' and Lat. aesculus. Triimpy 1950: 52, 57 explains that the alyavEfj was thrown by a strap. Laser Gymnasium 60 (1953): 115-l21 connected it with PIE *h2eig- 'to stir, set in movement', in Skt. ejati, to which alYE<;· KUflaTa (see � a'i�) is compared. This is semantically improbable, and if Skt.