Title

Etymology of Greek agap- 'love'

Abstract

Indo-Europeanists have long been mystified by the origin of Greek agap-. It is known that the verb (agapaō, agpadzō) arose before the noun (agapē), which is a back-formation that first appears in the Jewish Hellenistic Greek of the Septuagint (II Kingdoms XIII 15), but scholars have been unable to locate a likely Greek or PIE. root from which agap- could derive.

Department(s)

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

Comments

To the memory of our good friend and colleague, Gilbert Davidowitz (August 31, 1931-July 21, 1980) who already in the mid-1960s drew our attention to numerous similarities between Greek and the Semitic languages.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1613-0405

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1985 De Gruyter, All rights reserved.

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