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Title: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic
Written By: Guus Kroonen
Series Title: Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series

The Germanic languages, which include English, German, Dutch and Scandinavian, belong to the best-studied languages in the world, but the picture of their parent language, Proto-Germanic, continues to evolve. This new etymological dictionary offers a wealth of material collected from old and new Germanic sources, ranging from Gothic to Elfdalian, from Old English to the Swiss dialects, and incorporates several important advances in Proto-Germanic phonology, morphology and derivation. With its approximately 2,800 headwords and at least as many derivations, it covers the larger part of the Proto-Germanic vocabulary, and attempts to trace it back to its Proto-Indo-European foundations. The result is a landmark etymological study indispensable to Indo-Europeanists and Germanicists, as well as to the non-specialist.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004183407
Pages: 836
Prices: Europe EURO 239.00
U.S. $ 340.00