Philip Burton

in The Old Latin Gospels

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780198269885
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600449 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies


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An analysis of the use of loan‐words in the Old Latin Gospels, both as a translation feature and as an index of their status in late Latin general. Particular attention is given to the semantic fields in which lexical borrowing is most likely; to the motivation for these loans; and to the degree of assimilation to native Latin phonology and morphology.

Keywords: assimilation; late Latin; lexical borrowing; loan‐words; Old Latin

Chapter.  5060 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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