Greek Loanwords in Geez
(1,242 words)

Abstract

At least 400 Greek loan-words in Ge'ez (called also ‘Ethiopic’ or ‘Classical Ethiopic’), which is the liturgical language of the Ethiopian church, occur almost exclusively in translations of the Bible (the Old Testament was translated from the Septuagint and the New Testament from the Greek original) and of some other Christian texts, as well as in theological writings. A relatively small number of words of Greek origin has been borrowed via Chri…

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Andrzej Zaborski, “Greek Loanwords in Geez”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000470>
First published online: 2014



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