Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon


As an Indo-European language, Armenian has been the subject of etymological research for over a hundred years. There are many valuable systematic handbooks, studies and surveys on comparative Armenian linguistics. Almost all of these works, with a few exceptions, mostly concentrate on Classical Armenian and touch the dialects only sporadically. Non-literary data taken from Armenian dialects have largely remained outside of the scope of Indo-European etymological considerations. This book provides an up-to-date description of the Indo-European lexical stock of Armenian with systematic inclusion of dialectal data. It incorporates the lexical, phonetic, and morphological material in the Armenian dialects into the etymological treatment of the Indo-European lexicon. In this respect it is completely new.

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Hrach K. Martirosyan, Ph.D. (2008) in Comparative Linguistics, University of Leiden, has published several papers on Armenian etymology and dialectology.
Indo-Europeanists as well as anyone interested in Armenian historical linguistics or etymological studies in general.
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