Zimmer, Stefan





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Zimmer, Stefan, “The name of Arthur – a new etymology”, Journal of Celtic Linguistics 13 (2009): 131–136.

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Article
“The name of Arthur – a new etymology”
Periodical
Journal of Celtic Linguistics 13 (2009)
Journal of Celtic Linguistics 13 (2009), University of Wales Press.  
Includes reviews (pp. 137-157).
Volume
13
Pages
131–136
Description
Abstract (cited)

The name of Arthur, the mythical war-leader and ideal king, probably referring to a second-century Roman commander in Britain, still lacks an etymology convincing in every detail. This short note reviews earlier proposals and presents a new explanation. Welsh Arthur < Latin Artōrius is the Latinized form of a Celtic patronym *Arto-rīg-ios, a derivative of *Arto-rīXs = Old Irish Art-rí.

Subjects and topics
Headings
Arthurian literature and legend
Approaches
etymology (linguistics)
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen