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Greek and Syriac
(2,370 words)

Abstract

Greek and Syriac underwent an intense and prolonged period of contact in Late Antique Syria and Mesopotamia. This resulted in changes to both languages. In the scholarly literature, very little attention has been devoted to contact-induced changes in Greek due to Syriac. More is known about contact-induced changes in Syriac due to Greek. Syriac contains a la…

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Aaron Butts, “Greek and Syriac”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000163>
First published online: 2013



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