Wanderworten Etymological Format: a ‘Hemp’ Case Study, Starting from Votic and Baltofinnic

By November 23, 2016,
Page562-570
AuthorManuel Barbera
TitleWanderworten Etymological Format: a ‘Hemp’ Case Study, Starting from Votic and Baltofinnic
AbstractThe main theme of this short paper will be the format of the etymological section of dictionaries for the Wanderworten. The case study will be provided by the etymology of the word for ‘hemp’ in the Baltofinnic languages, starting with the Votic kańevo, an entry that I have already dealt with in my VoEG. In the VoEG, I attempted to forge an intermediate structure (expounded in Barbera 2002; for a general introduction to VoEG cf. Barbera 2000) between the ample and circumstantiate formats, most exemplarily exhibited by Wartburg in the FEW, and the (often too much) shorter formats. I will argue that even if more models can exist between the shorter and the longer ones (and the VoEG is one of those), even the shorter for the Wanderworten should be more detailed than usual for more “normal” etymologies.
SessionHistorical and Scholarly Lexicography and Etymology
Keywordsetymology; Wanderworten; Baltofinnic languages
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2016-061,
author={Manuel Barbera},
title={Wanderworten Etymological Format: a ‘Hemp’ Case Study, Starting from Votic and Baltofinni},
pages={562-570},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th EURALEX International Congress},
year={2016},
month={sep},
date={6-10},
address={Tbilisi, Georgia},
editor={Tinatin Margalitadze, George Meladze},
publisher={Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University Press},
isbn={978-9941-13-542-2},
}
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