Evidence of old Georgian, the only written language in the South Caucasian family for many centuries, presents us with a unique source of knowledge for this region; history, law, religion. This dictionary of old-Georgian by Professors Fähnrich and Sardshweladse (†) fills a long-felt hiatus and opens up for the first time the lexicon of its first seven centuries, viz. the 4th to the 11th centuries A.D.
The explanatory language is German. All old Georgian words and word meanings are accompanied by ample evidence from the texts themselves, the result of painstaking research over many decades. A must for specialists in the region, its language and history.
Surab Sardshweladse, Ph.D. (1973) in Kartvelology, University of Tbilisi, was Professor of Kartvelology at State University of Tbilisi. He especially dealt with Old Georgian and other Kartvelian languages and edited Old Georgian texts.
Heinz Fähnrich, Ph.D. (1970) in Caucasian languages, University of Tbilisi, is Professor of Caucasian Philology at Jena University. His publications cover Georgian, Kartvelian and other Caucasian languages.
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