Indo-European Etymological Dictionary

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The Indo-European Etymological Dictionary (commonly abbreviated IEED) is a research project of the Department of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics at Leiden University, initiated in 1991 by Peter Schrijver and others. It is financially supported by the Faculty of Humanities and Centre for Linguistics of Leiden University, Brill Publishers, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.[1]


The IEED project is supervised by Alexander Lubotsky and Robert Beekes. It aims to accomplish the following goals:

Contributors by branch

Printed works

The project has so far resulted in the following printed works:

  • Boutkan, Dirk; Siebinga, Sjoerd Michiel (2005). Old Frisian Etymological Dictionary. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-14531-3.
  • Cheung, Johnny (2007). Etymological Dictionary of the Iranian Verb. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-15496-4.
  • Kuz'mina, Elena E. (2007). Mallory, J. P., ed. The Origin of the Indo-Iranians. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-16054-5.
  • Derksen, Rick (2007). Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-15504-6.
  • Kloekhorst, Alwin (2008). Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-16092-7.
  • Bomhard, Allan R. (2008). Reconstructing Proto-Nostratic. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-16853-4.
  • de Vaan, Michiel (2008). Etymological Dictionary of Latin (and the other Italic Languages). Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-16797-1.
  • Martirosyan, Hrach K. (2009). Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-17337-8.
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009). Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1.
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2009). Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-17418-4.
  • Kroonen, Guus (2013). Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-18340-7.
  • Derksen, Rick (2014). Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-27898-1.

Some future works have been announced as well.

  • Astarian, Garnik (2018). Etymological Dictionary of Persian. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-18341-4.

See also


  1. ^ Indo-European etymological dictionary - Research Project
  2. ^ "The Tower of Babel". Retrieved 2012-08-07.

External links

  • Official website (2011 archive)
  • Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series, Brill Academic Publishers
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