V. 57 N. 2 (2019)

Cronaca di etimologia sanscrita. Parte IV

Rosa Ronzitti
Università di Genova

Pubblicato 2020-02-20

Parole chiave

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


With this Report (here the n° 4) 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 lexemes from árvan- to the end of the letter a, along with a supplement to nn. 1-3.
R. Ronzitti is the author of the entries alā́bu-, alíklava-, ávara-, ásr̥j- (entirely); ARṢ2, avaṭá-, (3), aśītí-, áśru-, aśvatará, aṣṭá-, ásita-, ásu-, ásura-, ásthi-, ahám (partially, with D. Maggi); D. Maggi of the entries as mentioned before and of the remaining ones.