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I. Ancient Cypriot

The sources for C. are inscriptions in  Cypriot script (most important finding places: Idalium, Golgi, Paphus, Marion; oldest Text: o-pe-le-ta-u /opheltau/11th/10th cents. BC),  glossography (esp. Hsch., schol. on the Iliad and the Odyssey, fr. of an anonymous grammarians: Anecd. Bekk. 3,1094) and Cypriot proper names.

C. a) corresponds particularly with  Arcadian and in parts also with  Mycenaean, and b) has its own specific features.

For a): arsis of e, o before a nasal sound (/in/= ἐν, /on…

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Hintze, Almut (Cambridge) and Binder, Vera (Gießen), “Cypriot”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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