magazén International Journal for Digital and Public Humanities

Journal | magazén
Monographic journal issue | 2 | 2 | 2021
Research Article | Magazen: History of a Word Told Through a Project of Digital Lexicography

Magazen: History of a Word Told Through a Project of Digital Lexicography

The paper presents the general structure of the research project Vocabolario storico-etimologico del veneziano (VEV), funded by the Swiss National Fund, and in particular the entry magazén, a word of Arabic origin, whose etymology and history are described in order to explain its widespread diffusion in the European languages and its peculiar semantic trajectory (from ‘storage’ to ‘wineshop’, in Venetian, and through the French word magasin, probably borrowed from Italian, to English and Global magazine ‘newspaper’).


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Submitted: Sept. 20, 2021 | Published: Dec. 10, 2021 | Language: en

Keywords Venetian dialect Arab words in Romance Digital lexicography Etymology

Subtags Textual data Publication Society Documents Hermeneutics


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