Old Nubian Dictionary
Description: softcover, 249 pp. (24x16cm)
Condition: very good (dedication on title page)
Gerald M. Browne, Old Nubian Dictionary, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, vol. 556, Subsidia, Tomus 90, Peeters, Louvain 1996
This book is a dictionary of Old Nubian. In marshalling the evidence for the dictionary, the author has allowed the texts to speak for themselves, with a minimum of theoretical constraint and bias. Whenever they are available, the author has given the Greek Vorlage and any parallel Coptic version, and he has also added cognates from the modern Nubian dialects. There are three indexes, the first giving the English correspondences with Old Nubian, as presented in the dictionary, the second and third indexes doing the same for Greek and Coptic, respectively. Lists of names of diverse categories complete the work.