The Hittite Name For 'Garlic'

Witczak, Krzysztof Tomasz (2006) The Hittite Name For 'Garlic'. Acta Orientalia, 59 (3). pp. 341-345. ISSN 0001-6446

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In this article the origin of Hittite šuppiwašhar 'onion' (liter. 'pure garlic') is carefully discussed. The author suggests that there were two different terms for 'garlic' in the Indo-European languages: the Indo-Hittite appellative *wósH<sub>x</sub>r (gen. sg. *usH<sub>x</sub>n-ós) belonged to the unproductive r/n-heteroclitic nouns and represented probably an archaic formation older chronologically than IE. *kermuso- / *kremuso- (o-stem) 'garlic, onion'. The Indo-Hittite term in question is reconstructed here for the first time.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PI Oriental languages and literatures / keleti nyelvek és irodalmak
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Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 10:21

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