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δευκ-/δυκ- in the Greek lexicon and the Indo-European roots of the shape *deuk-

Timothy G. Barnes


Pages 227 - 248

DOI https://doi.org/10.13173/SPR.53.2.227




Various Greek formations containing an element (-)δευκ- are to be analysed as containing reflexes of a PIE root *deuk- ‛appear‘. These forms are to be separated, semantically and etymologically, from the root which surfaces in the second member of the adverb ἐλδπκέσο ‛continuously, carefully‘. For the latter, a connection with a homo-nymous *deuk- ‛stitch‘ (known only from Iranian) is suggested.



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