Jaan Puhvel

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Jaan Puhvel (born 24 January 1932, Tallinn)[1] is an Estonian-American Indo-Europeanist. As a student of Georges Dumezil, he also specializes in comparative mythology.

He is known for his Hittite Etymological Dictionary. Currently (as of 2011), the dictionary has progressed to words beginning with PA, in eight volumes. Since volume 5 (2001), the project complements the Chicago Hittite Dictionary, which began with letter L in 1980, and which has covered L, M, N, P, S. Letters still missing between the two projects are thus R, T and Z (see Hittite cuneiform).

Martin Puhvel is his brother.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1987, Comparative Mythology, The Johns Hopkins University Press, ISBN 978-0-8018-3938-2.
  • Hittite Etymological Dictionary (Berlin, New York, Amsterdam; 1984– )
    • 1984, Vol. 1 (A)
    • 1984, Vol. 2 (E, I)
    • 1991, Vol. 3 (H)
    • 1997, Vol. 4 (K)
    • 2001, Vol. 5 (L)
    • 2004, Vol. 6 (M)
    • 2007, Vol. 7 (N)
    • 2011, Vol. 8 (PA)
  • 1991, Homer and Hittite

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bulletin of Baltic studies (No. 1-8), Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, 1970, p. 26

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