About

Head of the project: Vitaly Naumkin.
Coordinators of the project: Leonid Kogan (lkog@rggu.ru) and Ilya Arkhipov (iarkhipov@hse.ru).
Participants of the project: Boris Alexandrov, Anastasia Belozerova, Maria Bulakh, Anna Cherkashina, Yulia Furman, Maxim Kalinin, Anna Kharitonova, Nikita Kuzin, Sergey Loesov, Rim Nurullin.
The database is supported by Russian Science Foundation project 16-18-10343.

The main objective of the project is developing a web-accessed electronic database for the comparative historical lexicography of Semitic languages. At the final stage, the base will contain all lexemes of Semitic languages relevant for comparative etymological reconstruction, and all available proto-language reconstructions of various depth.

Started in 2016, at the present date the base contains over 17,000 lexemes of ca. 60 ancient and modern Semitic languages, as well as over 1,400 etymological reconstructions of eight levels (Proto-Semitic, Proto-West Semitic, Proto-Central Semitic, Proto-Northwest-Semitic, Proto-Canaanite, Proto-Aramaic, Proto-Ethiosemitic, Proto-MSA). Each entry contains references to dictionaries and other lexicographic tools, as well as the necessary philological and linguistic annotations.
NB: This is a BETA version of the database, lacunae and errors may be encountered. The base is being completed and updated continuously.