Donnerstag, 7. September 2017

Hittite ḫumant- and Vedic ubhau

I put a paper up for discussion on
A connection between Hittite ḫumant- “all, each, entire” and Vedic ubhau “both” was proposed by Puhvel in his Hittite Etymological Dictionary. He analyses ḫumant- as ḫu- + suffix -want- (PIE -went-). For the first element, he assumes an original meaning “both” and for the lexeme a development “both-having” > “all-having” > “all”.
This paper argues that there is indeed a common element *h2u- in both words, but that it's original meaning was "all".
Readers are cordially invited to join over there or to comment here.


David Marjanović hat gesagt…

I'm most likely not qualified to comment on the manuscript, but wanted to read it. The only way to do that seems to be to submit a request to join the discussion... so that's what I've done, though I never actually meant to have an account in the first place.

Hans hat gesagt…

Hi David,
Thank you for joining the discussion! I hope I didn't make you do anything you'll regret later! ;-)

Hans hat gesagt…

I have now posted a revised version of my paper taking into account Eugen Hill's article and comments. Unfortunately, it is not possible to upload a revised paper to an existing session, so I put the revised paper up here .