Language Contact
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Greek (Mycenaean, Classical, Hellenistic, Byzantine) was in manifold contacts with a number of languages ‒ Ancient Semitic, Thracian, Illyrian, Lycian, Lydian, Iranian, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Egyptian, Coptic, Celtic, Indic and Arabic. Previous research h…

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Vit Bubenik, “Language Contact”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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