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Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia$
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Robert Parker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265635

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265635.001.0001

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Resources for Naming: Problematic Names of Asia Minor1

Resources for Naming: Problematic Names of Asia Minor1

Chapter:
(p.195) 10 Resources for Naming: Problematic Names of Asia Minor1
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Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia
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Curbera Jaime

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265635.003.0010

Among the Asiatic Greeks almost every Greek word could be used to form a personal name. Resources for naming include plant names, place names and theophoric names. This chapter analyses a group of names which are interesting because of their formation, meaning or origin (Ármalos, Dókkalos, Drábōn, Dōkeús, Heiamenós, Iddoúas and Kallóas, Kambalâs, Kápparis, Koíēs, Naódōros, Tónnios, Chrýsōros, Chrysēnios). The richness and colour of these onomastics, as shown in this small sample of names, has been a source of misinterpretations by scholars used to different naming styles.

Keywords:   Greek vocabulary, plant names, place names, theophoric names

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