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Emplois de l'étymologie dans le De Proprietate sermonum de Nonius Marcellus

Abstract : Bad known et difficultly situated between Gellius and Priscian, Nonius Marcellus is our only source for a great number of poetic fragments, first of all, Varro's Menippean Satires. His Compendiosa doctrina, a twenty books' lexicon, collects heterogeneous lexical notices. The first of these books, the De proprietate sermonum, is focused on lexical correctness. Etymology is there a very useful commentary tool, but also a stylistic figure included in poetic citations. We aim at examining both uses, the way Nonius Marcellus uses each of them and his explanation of Latin etymological wordplay, and how a Latin grammarian can combine both approaches.
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Cécile Margelidon. Emplois de l'étymologie dans le De Proprietate sermonum de Nonius Marcellus. Eruditio antiqua, HiSoMA/MOM, 2019. ⟨hal-02750363⟩

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