Lexeme – Details – spear-1

Lexeme

Transcription
spear-1
Script
IPA
Meaning
Meaning Note
Grammatical Data
Note
Gr. λόγχη f. 'spearhead, javelin, lance'. Of unknown origin. "Probably from the same (Celtic) source as Lat. lancea" (CDB); "all previous hypotheses are unconvincing" (RB).
Robert Beekes (with the assistance of Lucien van Beek). "λόγχη" in: Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2015. Brill Online. February 21, 2015. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl.ludwig.lub.lu.se/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=7194 >, Lat. lancea f. 'spear, lance'. Etymology uncertain. Celtic, according to CDB, who connects the word with Gr. λόγχη.However: "according to Varro the Latin word was from a Spanish (? Iberian) source. Connection with the synonymous Greek λόγχη is phonologically improbable." (OED 1901).

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Sources

Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
ASJ1, ASK1

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