Proto-Greek and Common Greek
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Proto-Greek and Common Greek are two terms which refer ‒ with a potentially different(iated) meaning ‒ to the Greek of the 2nd millennium BCE (primarily), which on the one hand, was already a distinct Indo-European language and on the other, comprised traits that were normally common to the later attested dialectal varieties of Ancient Greek.

1. Introduction

Proto-Greek and Common Greek are two terms whic…

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Panagiotis Filos, “Proto-Greek and Common Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 23 May 2017 <>
First published online: 2013

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