Indo-European Etymological Dictionary
Set up in 1991, this unique project aims to identify and describe the common lexical heritage of the most important Indo-European languages and language branches. The project has thus far resulted in twelve volumes published as The Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series (Brill, Leiden).
Under the supervision of Sasha Lubotsky, an international team of linguists has researched, collected and integrated a growing corpus of linguistic data.
This has resulted in an indispensable, rich and voluminous (online) reference source:
The Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series
|2014||Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon||Rick Derksen|
|2013||Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic||Guus Kroonen|
|2010||Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon||Hrach Martirosyan|
|2010||Etymological Dictionary of Greek (2 vols.)||Robert Beekes (assisted by Lucien van Beek)|
|2008||Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic||Ranko Matasović|
|2008||Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages||Michiel de Vaan|
|2008||Reconstructing Proto-Nostratic: Comparative Phonology, Morphology, and Vocabulary||Allan R. Bomhard|
|2007||Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon||Alwin Kloekhorst|
|2007||Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon||Rick Derksen|
|2007||The Origin of the Indo-Iranians||Elena E. Kuz’mina & J.P. Mallory|
|2006||Etymological Dictionary of the Iranian Verb||Johnny Cheung|
|2005||Old Frisian Etymological Dictionary||
Dirk Boutkan & Sjoerd Michiel Siebinga
For online access, please visit Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online.
Thanks to several (research and travel) grants from the Dutch Research Council (NWO), a number of renowned researchers were able to make important contributions to this project: Dr. J. Hilmarsson (Reykjavík), Prof. Dr. S. Starostin (Moscow), Prof. Dr. R. Matasović (Zagreb), Dr. V. Sadovski (Vienna), Dr. Agnes Korn (Frankfurt, now Paris) and Dr. Peter Kocharov (Petersburg).
Publisher Koninklijke Brill N.V. has financially supported the project since 2005, as well as the Humanities Faculty of Leiden University and the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL).