The origin of the Greek adverbs ending in -ινδα and referring to games (such as ἀκινητίνδα ‘who stirs first’) has always been a puzzle. Although various etymological hypotheses have been drawn to explain these adverbs within the context of Greek word formation processes, none has proven fully convincing yet. In this paper, drawing on a previous suggestion made by Chantraine, I try to explain the origin of the formant -ινδα as the result of linguistic contacts between Greek and Lydian.

The Greek suffix -ινδα within the Micro-Asiatic multilingual context / F. Dede' (COMMENTATIONES HUMANARUM LITTERARUM). - In: Papers on Ancient Greek Linguistics / [a cura di] M. Leiwo, M. Vierros, S. Dahlgren. - Prima edizione. - [s.l] : Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 2020. - ISBN 9789516534438. - pp. 31-41 (( Intervento presentato al 9. convegno ICAGL tenutosi a Helsinki nel 2018.

The Greek suffix -ινδα within the Micro-Asiatic multilingual context

F. Dede'
2020

Abstract

The origin of the Greek adverbs ending in -ινδα and referring to games (such as ἀκινητίνδα ‘who stirs first’) has always been a puzzle. Although various etymological hypotheses have been drawn to explain these adverbs within the context of Greek word formation processes, none has proven fully convincing yet. In this paper, drawing on a previous suggestion made by Chantraine, I try to explain the origin of the formant -ινδα as the result of linguistic contacts between Greek and Lydian.
Greek; morphology; language contact; Lydian; word formation
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