Per un’etimologia del sistema: itt. ḫe/inkan-

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  • Paola Dardano Università per Stranieri di Siena

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13130/1972-9901/15411

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ittito, greco omerico, etimologia, cultura indoeuropea, Hittite, Homeric Greek, etymology, Indo-European culture

Abstract

Towards an etymology of the system: Hitt. ḫe/inkan-. The aim of this paper is to investigate the origin of the Hittite form ḫe/inkan- ‘death, doom, plague’ by focusing on its relationship with the verb hink- ‘bestow’. Although this noun is already attested in the oldest texts, its etymological interpretation is difficult. It will be suggested the semantic development ‘that what has been allotted to someone > ‘bestowal’ > ‘lot, fate’ > ‘fate of death’.

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2021-04-13

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