Greek diminutives in Gothic

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Abstract

Investigation of the outcomes of Greek diminutive nouns in the Gothic New Testament reveals a variety of translation strategies. The Gothic Version does not automatically carry over a word’s diminutive character. Most cases of Greek diminutives translated with Gothic diminutives are part of a Gothic pattern, centred on children. In other cases, the usual range of Gothic translation decisions are found, ranging from subtle discriminations to elisions of distinction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-265
JournalTransactions of the Philological Society
Volume117
Issue number2
Early online date12 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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