Eteocypriot
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Abstract

Eteocypriot is the modern name given to a non-Greek language found mainly in Cyprus but also in Egypt. Its ca 20 inscriptions are written in the Cypriot ‘Greek’ (or ‘classic’) syllabary, which was deciphered at the end of the 19th c. Although the texts can be read, they are badly understood. Despite a good number of tentative identifications of Eteocypriot, its linguistic relationship still remains unknown.

Eteocypriot is the modern name given to a non-Greek language found mainly in Cyprus but also in Egypt. The main source of …

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Yves Duhoux, “Eteocypriot”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 18 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000460>
First published online: 2013



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