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  • Paleoglot: Mediterranean wanderwort fiesta skip to main

    Mediterranean wanderwort fiesta

  • Moreover, the first wanderwort skeleton, q-n-h, reminds me a lot of the cityname Knossos as it is named in Greek whose ultimate source and underlying meaning is uncertain.

    Mediterranean wanderwort fiesta

  • Back in April, Duane on Abnormal Interests had been pondering on the origin of the wanderwort "wine".

    The diffusion of the Italian terms for 'wine' from Etruscan

  • for our first collaborative exhibition, we had been invited to take part in the wanderwort exhibition at museum CODA in apeldoorn, NL. we created a book together called "88 pages between salford and xanten".

    CPF and ArToll

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  • JM wonders why wanderwort isn't?

    March 24, 2011

  • A word that was spread among numerous languages and cultures, usually in connection with trade, so that it has become very difficult to establish its original etymology, or even its original language. The separation of wanderwörter from loanwords is not unambiguously possible, and they may be considered a special class of loanwords. Typical examples of wanderwörter are cumin, mint, and wine, some of which can be traced back to Bronze Age Mediterranean trade. (Also wanderwörter, German for "wandering word") (Wikipedia)

    May 30, 2008