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Thessalian Personal Names and the Greek Lexicon

José-Luis García Ramón

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264126
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734632 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0004

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Thessalian Personal Names and the Greek Lexicon

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This chapter examines the Greek lexicon and Thessalian personal names. It provides an overview of personal names according to the current conventional classification and a more detailed analysis of some nicknames belonging to a variety of concrete semantic groups that will cast light on the Greek lexicon in Thessaly. The chapter highlights the richness and variety of Thessaly's contribution in providing information about the Greek lexicon and suggests that some lexical items transmitted only by Glosses which turned out to be real in the light of the latent vocabulary from which Thessalian names were derived.

Keywords: Thessalian personal names; Greek lexicon; nicknames; lexical items; Glosses; latent vocabulary

Chapter.  16112 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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