Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic

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Project coordinator

  • Tonio Sebastian Richter


From the project website (accessed 2017-05-02):

The Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC) project is hosted by the Egyptological Institute "Georg Steindorff" of the University of Leipzig and funded by the Deutsche Forschungs­gemeinschaft as a long-term project with a projected lifespan ranging through 2024.

The DDGLC seeks to produce a systematic, comprehensive and detailed lexicographical compilation and description of Greek loanwords as attested in the entire Coptic corpus through every dialect, each kind of text, and in pre-Coptic Egyptian. The project will thus eventually record 1500 years of contact-induced language change of the Egyptian-Coptic language. The results of the project shall be made available in an online database and in a printed dictionary.

The core tool of the DDGLC project is currently a relational database designed to connect linguistic and extra-linguistic data concerning types and tokens of all identifiable Greek loanwords in Coptic.