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Thracian

 

(also Thraco-Dacian), the language of the Thracians. An Indo-European language, Thracian is attested by a number of inscriptions, the most important of which were found in Ezerov and Kulmen in Bulgaria. The inscriptions consist of numerous proper nouns, several dozen glosses on the works of classical and Byzantine authors, and the Dacian names of plants from the list of Dioscorides, a physician of the late classical period. Thracian includes Mysian, which is represented by one inscription found in Asia Minor and by several glosses. Some specialists, including the Bulgarian scholar V. Georgiev, regard Daco-Mysian as a language separate from Thracian proper. Traces of a Thracian substratum have been preserved in the modern Balkan languages, particularly Rumanian and Albanian.

REFERENCES

Dechev, D. Kharakteristika na trakiiskiia ezik. Sofia, 1952.
Georgiev, V. Trakiiskiiat ezik. Sofia, 1957.
Die Thraskischen Sprachreste. Edited by D. Detschew [D. Dechev]. Vienna, 1957.
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Duridanov, I. Thrakisch-dakische Studien, I. Sofia, 1969.
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