Greek Loanwords in Slavic
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Abstract

There are about 150 loanwords in the Old Church Slavonic corpus of the texts of the 9th - 11th c. Prominent among them are theological terms and names of professions, and those reflecting biblical realia. After the 11th c. Greek borrowings and loan translations appear in hundreds, in correspondence with the needs of the fast developing ecclesiastic and secular literature.  

There are about 150 loanwords in the Old Church Slavonic corpus of the texts of the 9th - 11th c. CE. Prominent among them are (i) theolog…

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Vit Bubenik, “Greek Loanwords in Slavic”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 26 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000472>
First published online: 2013



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