Word study tool of ancient languages
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Palaeolexicon is a tool for studying ancient languages. Its name derives from the Greek words
'. Since its release date (March 1rst 2010) it covers a large word index in the following languages:
also known as Greek of the bronze age)
More languages will be added in the future.
Palaeolexicon started as a project in December 2008 and its aim was to provide a searchable index of Mycenaean Greek glosses. Since, Mycenaean Greek was written in a writing system known as Linear B, appropriate tools had to be created for providing those symbols in their original form. As time passed this tool became a multilingual dictionary supporting the Phrygian language as well. The final aim is to cover the languages of the greater Balkan and Anatolia area.
Palaeolexicon can be used for the approximate interpretation of inscriptions in the languages it covers. It is not a translation tool, but a dictionary which will give students and scholars the ability to grasp the general content of texts. For the interpretation of non-Latin symbols, there are virtual keyboards where the user can click on the symbol he or she sees in the inscription and get the Latin transliteration of it. Both Greek and Latin letters are valid for searches.
The sources used for the compilation of the dictionaries are both ancient and modern. For less known languages (e.g Phrygian) the exact etymological content may change depending on new studies or breakthroughs that may be published in the future. In case the user discovers any outdated or erroneous entry, he or she may submit a comment, using our online submission tool included in the '
' page. For any submissions regarding erroneous or incomplete entries, Palaeolexicon requires the exact source to be included.
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