A new etymological dictionary of Persian language

HassandoustHassandust, Mohammad. 2015. The etymological dictionary of Persian. 5 Vols. Tehran: Academy of Persian Language and Literature.

The Etymological Dictionary of Persian is the most comprehensive and up-to-date work in the field of Classical and Modern New Persian historical lexicology and etymology. Since the publication of P. Horn’s Grundriss der neupersischen Etymologie (1893) and H. Hübschman’s Persische Studien (1895), enormous progress has been made in the field, and many etymologies have been revised or proposed. This new etymological dictionary, with more than 5500 entries, covers the entire principal vocabulary of Persian lexicon of both Iranian and non-Iranian origin, as well as the inherited lexicon of Persian and synthesizes the achievements of Iranian, and Indo-European, comparative linguistics over the last century. It covers also the vocabularies from diffrent sources of the Persian language attested in Classical poetry, historical narratives, mediaeval Farhangs “dictionaries”, as well as the vocabularies from modern urban and daily vernaculars.

The indexes, a.o. include, a detailed list of discussed New Persian forms both in their original alphabet and in transcription, as well as the different languages. The volume concludes with an extensive bibliography of sources and secondary literature, and various word indexs.

The Etymological Dictionary of Persian is a truly indispensable tool and a basic source for scholars of Classical and New Persian philology, Indo-Europeanists and experts in comparative linguistics, as well as a reference guide for those researching and studying Persian language, its vocabulary and history.

About the Author:

Mohammad Hassandoust, PhD is a scholar of Iranian Philology and a member of the Iranian Academy of Persian Language and Literature.

In Original:

حسن‌دوست، محمد. فرهنگ ریشه‌شناختی‌ زبان فارسی‌. ۵ جلد. زیر نظر بهمن سرکاراتی. تهران: فرهنگستان زبان و ادب فارسی‌. ۱۳۹۴

Ḥasan-Dust, Moḥammad. farhang-e riše-šenaḫti-ye zabān-e fārsi. 5 ğeld. tehrān: farhangestān-e zabān-o adab-e fārsi. 1394

* Special thanks to Mr Hamid Nikravesh for making available further information.