Hittite and Luwian Loanwords in Armenian: An Update

Zsolt Simon*

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* ‒ Research Fellow, Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics. Email: zsltsimon@gmail.com

Cite as Simon, Zs. 2021: Hittite and Luwian Loanwords in Armenian: An Update. Hungarian Assyriological Review 2: 283–294.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52093/hara-202102-00024-000


This paper provides a critical overview of the research on Hittite and Luwian loanwords in Armenian since 2013. It argues that most of the suggestions cannot be upheld and there is still no conclusive evidence for Hittite loanwords in Armenian, nevertheless, the case of Luwian loanwords in Armenian can further be strengthened.

Keywords: Hittite, Luwian, Armenian, loanwords, Armenian prehistory

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