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Pisidian toponymy: Method and results


This paper focuses on Pisidian toponymy and ethnonymy and the persistence of Anatolian languages in the toponymy of the region. Toponymy and ethnonymy tell us much about territorial control of individual settlements, whether they be Anatolian or of exogenous (mainly Greek and Roman) origin. Indeed, by identifying the language used to create a place name or ethnonym, we learn more about the region. Most of the names in the corpus are attested in Greek, but they are often explained by Anatolian languages because the place name survives the language that gave birth to it. I will explain the method which enabled us to study the 87 names contained in the corpus: source collection, analysis and conclusion. Three examples of Pisidian toponyms will illustrate my approach. I will then present the results thus obtained, in the form of a toponymic panorama, comprising a linguistic and a semantic classification of the toponyms according to the semantic repository (water, relief, vegetation, etc.).
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Lauriane Locatelli. Pisidian toponymy: Method and results. Payne A.; Velharticka S.; Wintjes J. Beyond All Boundaries - Anatolia in the First Millennium BC, 295, Peeters publishers, p. 319-336, 2022, Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, 9789042948846. ⟨halshs-03682995⟩
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