Vol. 51 No. 1 (2013)

Cronaca di etimologia sanscrita. Parte II

Daniele Maggi
Dipartimento di Studi umanistici Università degli Studi di Macerata


  • Sanskrit etymology,
  • Sanskrit lexicon,
  • Indo-European,


With this Report (here the n° 2) we present recent bibliographical information and, occasionally, renewed discussion about a series of etymological problems of Sanskrit, particularly Vedic, lexicon. Our principal aim is to supplement the Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen by M. Mayrhofer (last Nachträge und Verbesserungen 1999-2000). So with our Report we would like to provide a tool similar, even though more modest in its proposals, to the Chroniques d’étymologie grecque and latine published in the “Revue de Philologie, de Littérature et d’Histoire Anciennes” – whose points of refer- ence were at the starting, in their turn, the etymological dictionaries respectively by Chantraine et Ernout-Meillet. In close connexion with etymology we will also con- sider problems related to the interpretation of Vedic texts and the reconstruction of cultural realia. The present number includes lexems from ápa to áyas-, along with a supplement to n° 1.

R. Ronzitti is the author of the entries ácc, ádri-, apadhā ́, apūpá-, áprāyu-, apsarás-, apsujít-, ábhva-, ámbhas-2, ambhṇá-2 (entirely); apasalaví, apālā ́-, apikaká-, aptúr-, ápnas-, abhipitvá-, abhrá-, ámatra-, amnás (partially, with D. Maggi); ambar´īa-, AY2 (partially, with M. Salvatori); M. Salvatori of the entry ápatya- (entirely); ambar´īa-, AY2 (partially, with R. Ronzitti); D. Maggi of the entries as mentioned before and of the remaining ones.