ISBN: 978-2-87457-060-5
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Quelques noms du vin et de la vigne dans les langues anciennes du Proche-Orient et du nord de la Méditerranée

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The paper deals with a number of words in relationship with wine and vine. It is shown that the Indo-European word for ‘wine’ *wiH1n- is borrowed from a root attested in North-Eastern Caucasic that means ‘red’. In fact most words in Greek, Anatolian languages or Semitic are derived from North-Eastern Caucasic roots, hence bearing testimony to the ultimate origin of wine and vine-growing. Some items have even reached Egypt.

Special issue around the theme:
"The rural World during the ancient Medditerranean Culture: Right/Laws, Religion, Trade, Practices"
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