[Ads-l] Correction of OED's Dating of "Indo-European"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 18 08:12:03 EST 2021


One of the most significant word-coinages is Thomas Young's creation of the term "Indo-European" to describe a great family of languages.  In its entry for "Indo-European," the OED misdates Young's article, which was published in the Quarterly Review in 1813, not 1814.

Fred Shapiro

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