V. 54 N. 1 (2016)

Cronaca di etimologia sanscrita. Parte III

Pubblicato 2016-04-18

Parole chiave

  • Sanskrit etymology,
  • Sanskrit lexicon,
  • Indo-European,


With this Report (here the n° 3) we present recent bibliographical information and, occasionally, renewed discussion about a series of etymological problems of Sanskrit, particularly Vedic, lexicon. Our principal aim is to supplement the Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen by M. Mayrhofer (last Nachträge und Berichtigungen 1999-2000). So with our Report we would like to provide a tool similar, even though more modest in its proposals, to the Chroniques d’etymologie grecque and latine published in the “Revue de Philologie, de Littérature et d’Histoire Anciennes” – whose points of reference were at the starting, in their turn, the etymological dictionaries respectively by Chantraine and Ernout-Meillet. In close connexion with etymology we will also consider problems related to the interpretation of Vedic texts and the reconstruction of cultural realia. The present number includes lexems from ayā́s- to árma-, along with a supplement to nn. 1 and 2.

R. Ronzitti is the author of the entries ára-, árbuda- (entirely); AR1, árāti-, arí-, arká-1, ARC, árjuna-, ARDH, árma- (partially, with D. Maggi); aruá- (partially, with M. Salvatori e D. Maggi); D. Maggi of the entries as mentioned before and of the remaining ones.