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Obscure Prehistorical Accessions to the Slavic Lexicon
(8,906 words)

This article focuses on Slavic words with difficult etymologies and demonstrates possible approaches to solving a range of etymological problems. The ambiguities posed by the obscurity of the linguistic material itself makes it necessary to rely on supporting disciplines aside from linguistics, e.g., archaeology and genetics. Since Slavic languages are Indo-European languages, many inherited Slavic wo…

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Leschber, Corinna, “Obscure Prehistorical Accessions to the Slavic Lexicon”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032013>
First published online: 2020



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