The Old Testament’s Hebraic Roots in the Avar-Andi-Tsez Languages of Dagestan

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Abstract

Throughout the history of their development, the Caucasian languages encountered many other languages, all of which left their traces, through which also genetic and areal connections can be traced. Persian, Arabic, Georgian, Russian, Turkic borrowings have been subjects to detailed studies, but the earlier period of language contact has generally not been covered. This study is devoted to the search for traces of Hebrew vocabulary in the Avar-Andi-Tsez languages of northern Dagestan on the basis of comparative historical, etymological and descriptive methods of linguistic analysis.

General Information

Keywords: history of the Jews, exile of the Israelits-Jews, lost tribes, layer of borrowings in the Caucasian languages, Avar-Andi-Tsez languages, etymology

Journal rubric: General and Comparative Historical Linguistics

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/langt.2023100102

Received: 01.03.2023

Accepted:

For citation: Nesher S. The Old Testament’s Hebraic Roots in the Avar-Andi-Tsez Languages of Dagestan [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2023. Vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 12–20. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2023100102. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Sarah Nesher, PhD student, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Foreign Language Teacher, Berlitz International Language School, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8317-0261, e-mail: sarah19931998job@gmail.com

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