Talk:νενέ

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Etymology[edit]

Shouldn't it rather be from ancient greek "νίννη"?

Probably, but I don't know enough about Modern Greek etymology to say it's the only possibility, so I left both in there. Chuck Entz (talk) 03:24, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
I have changed the entry to reference my Greek dictionaries - but left a comment to the Ancient Greek. — Saltmarshαπάντηση 09:37, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
Probably the best option. There may be historical or sound-change evidence pointing in that direction that I wouldn't know about. I wonder about the origin of the Turkish word, though. Of course, words for parents and grandparents are often influenced by the phonological peculiarities of baby talk, so are remarkably similar in many unrelated languages throughout the world. Chuck Entz (talk) 15:24, 14 January 2013 (UTC)