Illyrian Glossary


1. Neroznak, V. Paleo-Balkan languages. Moscow, 1978.
2. Katicic, R. Ancient Languages of the Balkans. The Hague, 1976.
3. Fasmer, M. The Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language. Moscow, 1986.

alt- (a stream) (in Altus - a hydronym)
ap- (water, river) *Hap- 'water', 'river'
barba- (a swamp) (in Metubarbis - a toponym) Albanian berrak (swampy soil), Sanskrit barburam (water), Greek borboros (slime)
benna (a woman) - Messapic *gwen- 'woman'
bra' (brother! (vocative)) *bhra'te'r 'a brother'
brisa (husks of grapes)  
can- (a dog) *kwon- (a dog)
cleves- (famous) (in Vesclevesis - a personal name) *kleu- (to hear, to listen), Latin clarus (famous), Greek kleos (fame)
Daunus (wolf ?) *dhaw- 'to suppress, to kill'
kork-, kerk- (an oak ?) (in Korkura, Kerkura - a place name) Latin quercus 'oak', Venetic Quarqueni
lugo- (a pool)  
mag- (great) *meg- (great)
mandos, mannus (a small horse) Breton menn (a small animal), Latin mannus (a Gaulish horse)
Menzanas (a god to whome horses were given) - Messapic see mandos
metu- (between) (in Metubarbis - a toponym) *medyo- (medium, between)
oseriates (lakes) Slavic *ozero (a lake), Lithuanian ez'eras (a lake)
plo- (strong, powerful) *plu- (numerous)?
rinos (clouds)  
sal- (salt) (in Salapia - a river name) *sal- 'grey' dirty, salt'
sybina (a spear)  
tertigio (a merchant) Slavic *türgü (a market), Lithuanian tirgus, Albanian trege" (a market)
teuta- (people, a tribe) "European" *teutá- (people, a tribe), Oscan touta (a tribe), Gaulish teuto- (people)
ves- (kind, good) (in Vesclevesis - a personal name) *wesu- (good, kind)

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