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Apollo the Archer

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Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Ancient Greek Linguistics : New Approaches, Insights, Perspectives
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Faculty of Arts

Keywords Greek theonym; mythologic epithets;archery; etymology; Indo-European; Hurrian
Description In the present contribution there are summarized existing etymological attempts to explain the theonym Apollo, some of them are analyzed in detail, and finally a new solution is offered on the basis of discussion of numerous epithets. If archery seems to be dominant among characteristics of this god, his name should be etymologized in this perspective.Without plausible Greek or Indo–European cognates it is necessary to seek
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