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The Avestan language and its problems

Jost Gippert

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the problems associated with the Avestan language. A consensus has been reached both in the analysis of individual Avestan word-forms and in the interpretation of the texts ... More


Scythian elements in Old Iranian

Alexander Lubotsky

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines whether there are Scythian loanwords in the Old Iranian languages, namely Avestan and Old Persian. Since all three languages are closely related, it is not simple to prove ... More


Brugmann's Law: the problem of Indo‐Iranian thematic nouns and adjectives

Elizabeth Tucker

in Laws and Rules in Indo‐European

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199609925
eISBN:
9780191741579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609925.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The sound change Indo-European *o 〉 Indo-Iranian -ā- in open syllables, known as Brugmann’s Law, is now widely accepted, but there are a number of remaining problems, particularly in respect to the ... More


Historical Context

Joel P. Brereton and Stephanie W. Jamison

in The Rigveda

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190633363
eISBN:
9780190633400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633363.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the prehistory of the Indo-Aryan peoples ancestral to those who composed the Ṛgveda. On the basis of shared linguistic and cultural evidence it defends the view that these ... More


Reshaping Iran’s Past and Building Its Future

Matthew P. Canepa

in Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 13 agues that the Sasanians created a new vision of the Iranian past and their central role in it by building a new sacred topography. It argues that Avestan sites of memory emerged at ... More


Introduction

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

The introduction shows that the Greek term drakōn (and the Latin term derived from it, draco) normally denoted a large (often huge) serpent with a supernatural aspect and summarises the eleven ... More


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