Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon

Edited by: Rick Derksen

Like its Slavic counterpart (2008), the Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon aims at combining recent insights from comparative Indo-European linguistics with modern Balto-Slavic accentology. While the Lithuanian lexicon serves as a starting-point, the dictionary contains a number of etyma that are unique to Latvian or Old Prussian. Unlike in most other Baltic etymological studies, both Latvian and Lithuanian accentual data feature prominently. The author’s renewed attempt to reconstruct part of the Balto-Slavic lexicon has resulted in numerous additions and corrections.

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Rick Derksen, Ph.D. (1996), Leiden University, has published extensively on Balto-Slavic historical linguistics, including Metatony in Baltic (1996) and Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (2008). A Slavist and an Indo-Europeanist, he now teaches classics in secondary education.
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