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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

Indo-Iranian terminology for horses and chariots


Alexander Lubotsky, Leiden University

Date and Time

23 March 2022, 15:00–16:00 CET

Location (online and on-site)

To attend online via Zoom, please register by submitting the registration form.

The lecture will also be held as an on-site event: University of Zurich, Room SOD-1-104, Schönberggasse 9, 8001 Zürich


Research project «Sino-Indo-Iranica rediviva», Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Chinese Studies


In my talk I am going to discuss the terms for horses and chariots which we can reconstruct for Proto-Indo-Iranian, the parent language of the Indo-Aryan and Iranian languages. Special attention will be paid to the stratification of this vocabulary, from Indo-Anatolian to Core Indo-European to Indo-Iranian. This will allow us to put the technical advances into a chronological perspective and to correlate the linguistic and the archaeological data.