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Anatolian and Indo-European legal language (I). Hittite āra, natta āra, a Hieroglyphic Luwian crux, and a Tocharian parallel

Timothy G. Barnes


Pages 27 - 60

DOI https://doi.org/10.13173/SPR.55.1.027




This paper offers a new interpretation of the Luwian binomial ara pata (attested in BABYLON 1). I argue that it belongs to a larger class of “legal binomials”, and suggest that a distant but exact phraseological parallel is to be found in Tocharian. The implications for the etymology of Hittite and Luwian ara are explored.



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