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A note on murinas in Old Lithuanian
A note on murinas in Old Lithuanian

Author(s): Pietro Umberto Dini
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Baltic Languages
Published by: Lietuvių Kalbos Institutas
Keywords: Old Lithuanian; Murinas; Cathechism; vocabulary;

Summary/Abstract: In their edition of the Old Lithuanian Cathechism of Daukða Vida Jakðtienë and Jonas Palionis (1995) transcribed the original <Msrinni> (see p. 83, line 6, 17) as Msrinni and repeated the same transcription in the Þodþiø formø rodyklë: muriná adj. a. sg. m. 617 (see p. 686, line 7). A similar adjective does actually exist in Old Lithuanian (e.g.: marinas -à f. adj. "µchmuãig" [cf. LKRÞ2 II 110]; mur¸yñµki / aethiopieus. murinas in Sirvydas oldest vocabulary) but it is normally attested as an -o stem (marinas, not *murinis!) and normally written with only one <n>.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 251-254
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Lithuanian