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Das andere Wort für ‘Frau’ im Urindogermanischen

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Chapter Summary

After a short introduction on the Indo-European derivative of sorted 'woman' this chapter first surveys the main points of the history of research. The sections are devoted to a more thorough discussion of the Proto-Indo-European word for 'sister', Latin uxor, Young Avestan hāirišī-,, Cuneiform Luvian ašra/i-, Young Avestan ā ̊ŋhairī-, the Hittite and suffixes - šar- (š)šara-, and the feminine of the numerals 'three' and 'four' in Indo-Iranian and Celtic. Subsequently, in overview is provided of the nouns belonging to sor- 'woman' that can be reconstructed for Proto-Indo-European. The chapter closes with remarks on the secondary development of sor- into a feminine suffix.

Keywords: woman; Latin uxor; Young Avestan; Proto-Indo-European; feminine suffix



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