Der Grabstein eines awarischen Fürsten auf der Margareteninsel

Harmatta, János (2004) Der Grabstein eines awarischen Fürsten auf der Margareteninsel. Acta Antiqua, 44 (2-4). pp. 357-364. ISSN 0044-5975

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The tombstone of an Avar prince was discovered on Margaret-island in 1992. A runic inscription, written in the Yenissei Turk script and in Turkic language, can be read on it. Its text runs as follows: er atïm Kümüš ïnanč tudun. Ešim elim … ebim … ki(t)tim  “My heroic name is Kümüš ïnanč tudun. I left my fellows, my people … my family (= I passed away)”. The inscription can be regarded as a decisive proof that the Avars spoke a Turkic language and that they came from the Yenissei region and had nothing to do with the Juan-juans.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PA Classical philology / klasszika-filológia
Depositing User: Katalin Barta
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 09:23
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2017 09:23

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