Etymological Dictionary of Greek (2 Vols.) (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary #10) (Paperback)
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This dictionary is a treasure trove covering 2000 years of Ancient Greek: from Mycenaean via Homer and the classical period to lexicographers, such as Hesychius (5th century A.D.). It consists of 7500 entries with thoroughly revised etymologies. Each entry gives clear information about the origin of the Greek word and its first date of attestation.
About the Author
Robert S. P. Beekes (Ph.D. 1969) is Professor emeritus of Comparative Indo- European Linguistics at Leiden University. He has published extensively on the historical grammar of Greek, Iranian and Indo-European, including The Development of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Greek (Mouton, 1969), The Origins of the Indo-European Nominal Inflection (IBS, 1985), A Grammar of Gatha-Avestan (Brill, 1988), and Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction (Benjamins, 1995).