Year of publication 2019
Type Chapter of a book
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Faculty of Arts

Description In the present study there are collected five or six common features or epithets in the mythological biographies of the Vedic fire-god Agni and the supreme commander of the Achaean military forces, Agamemnon: fire & light, wealth, bull, role in the wedding ritual and universal king. The most important is apparently "fire". The name of Agni represents the general Vedic appellative for this phenomenon. In the case of Agamemnon his name seems to be motivated by the lost Greek equivalent of Vedic agní-, Latin ignis, Baltoslavic *ungni- "fire". Concerning the difference in the stem-formation, it is tempting to see in the Indo-Iranian+Latin+Balto-Slavic isogloss *H1Ngni- the original locative in *-i "in the fire", while the hypothetical pre-Greek counterpart *H1NgN could represent the suffixless locative (N = syllabic n).
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