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Sims-Williams, Nicholas (2016) A Dictionary: Christian Sogdian, Syriac and English. Wiesbaden: Reichert. (Beiträge zur Iranistik)

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Many works of Syriac literature, including some now lost, were translated into Sogdian, a language of the Iranian family. This Dictionary makes the whole material accessible to both Iranists and Syriacists, giving a full semantic and morphological analysis of the attested Christian Sogdian vocabulary. The first part, arranged by Sogdian lemmata, also indicates the various Syriac words which each Sogdian form translates, while the second part, arranged by Syriac lemmata, shows all possible ways of translating any Syriac word into Sogdian. A comprehensive English index adds to the utility of the work. — Since the appearance of the first edition of this Dictionary in 2016, a series of major text-editions have completed the publication of the whole extant Christian Sogdian literature, making this the appropriate time for a new and complete edition of the Dictionary.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
ISBN: 9783954901753
Copyright Statement: © Nicholas Sims-Williams
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Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 14:46

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