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A non-Greek language is attested on Lemnos in the north-eastern Aegean from the period before Attic colonization (500 BC) (two texts - of 32 words - on a funerary stele, nine texts/fragments on vessels). Lemnian is similar to Etruscan in its sound system, morphology and syntax (e.g. in the dating formula: Lemnian holaie-s-i φ okias-ial-e serona-i θ ‘ during the S. office of H. Ph.’ like Etruscan lar θ -ial-e hul χ nie-s-i munsl-e ‘ during the M. office of L.H.’, with the locative to the genitive form; Lemnian and Etruscan -m ‘but’), however it is not identical to it (e.…

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Rix, Helmut (Freiburg), “Lemnian”, 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 11 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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