Some Synonymous Indo-European Root-morphemes in Hydronymy Cover Image

O sinonimnim indoeuropskim korijenima u hidronimiji
Some Synonymous Indo-European Root-morphemes in Hydronymy

Author(s): Dunja Brozović
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Hrvatsko filološko društvo

Summary/Abstract: The paper discusses the problem of numerous reconstructed Indo-European root-morphemes with the basic meaning "to flow", "to run". According to semantic analysis of root-morphemes of some important European river-names, Proto-Indo-Europeans used almost thirty verbs with very limited shifts in meaning for defining the flowing of the water. If that is so, it may imply that Proto-Indo-European had some linguistic features like none of the languages that later developed from it, or any other language.

  • Issue Year: 1996
  • Issue No: 41-42
  • Page Range: 95-101
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Croatian