Classical Greek ὕσσωπος in Light of Semitic


  • Giovanni Mazzini

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Ugaritic, Semitic, Greek, loanwords, cultural interactions


The article focuses on the origin of the Classical Greek term ὕσσωπος in light of the Semitic sources. Particularly, it proposes a parallel with Ugaritic ʾuzb, and suggests that the Classical Greek term is a loanword from Ugaritic. Special emphasis is placed on the historical context where the Classical Greek term was borrowed.


2020-07-20 — Aggiornato il 2020-08-05