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A great number of Greek place names are arguably of ʻPre-Greekʼ origin. In contrast to those cases, there are toponyms of genuine Greek origin. The term ‘Pre-Greek’ may refer to one or more peoples (of Indo-European or non-Indo-European origin) in the geographical region of continental Greece and the Aegean islands before or during the settlement of Greeks in this area.

When a toponym cannot be readily analyzed and interpreted solely on the basis of the lexical and grammatical means of the language in which it i…

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Ioannis Fykias and Christina Katsikadeli, “Toponyms”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000353>
First published online: 2013

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