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Author(s): Magnús Snædal
Subject(s): Ancient World, Historical Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Attila; onomastics; etymology;

Summary/Abstract: The present paper deals with Attila, the name of the famous king of the Huns. For a long while it has been considered Gothic, meaning ‘little father’. This paper will cast doubt upon this explanation and will suggest a Hunnic origin of Attila with the content ‘horseman’.

  • Issue Year: 20/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 211-219
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English