Random notes on a long-awaited etymological dictionary


The Estonian etymological dictionary by Iris Metsmägi (chief-editor), Meeli Sedrik and Sven-Erik Soosaar is welcomed as it fills a gap in the system of  Estonian dictionaries. Most of the review is concentrated on technical problems of the presentation of  etymologies, as well as on spelling problems and on the  interrelations of primary and contemporary meanings. The reviewers recommend that, in future, a more exact spelling should be used and references to the authors of certain etymologies be added.