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Hera, Eros, Iuno Sororia

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This article aims to provide the name of Hera, the Greek goddess of brides, weddings, and marriage, with an etymology that is satisfactory both from a historical and from a linguistic point of view. Earlier suggestions are rejected because they either disregard the central features of Hera's character or fail to do justice to the Mycenaean evidence favouring an etymon *Sē rah2. The latter is here explained as a well-formed vflrddhi derivative of an Indo-European root noun *sor(H)-/*ser(H)- 'w...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, MML and LPP
Journal:
INDOGERMANISCHE FORSCHUNGEN
Volume:
115
Pages:
234-267
Publication date:
2010
ISSN:
0019-7262
URN:
uuid:50446a70-27a5-4a16-9774-39683d1ff3a8
Source identifiers:
146382
Local pid:
pubs:146382
Language:
English

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