Online etymological databases

Yuriy Longinoff editor at
Fri Aug 27 22:52:41 UTC 1999

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To my knowledge the largest Etymological on-line database was made by S.
Starostin ( It does not include Indo-European
languages yet, but as I understand the input of Indo-European data is
being under way, involving several specialists in different Indo-European

The database they used was written specially for this project and easily
can be converted to text mode what is very useful for publication of
data. (The good example is the North Caucasian Etymological Dictionary by
S. Starostin and S Nikolayev, the camery ready copy of which was
converted directly from the database within several minutes).

Yu. Longinov,

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