Nueva hipótesis sobre el origen del adverbio medieval "m(i)entre"

  1. Mora García, Javier
Anuario de Lingüística Hispánica

ISSN: 0213-053X

Year of publication: 2011

Volume: 27

Pages: 127-144

Type: Article

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  • Human Sciences: D


In this article I tests on the etymology of the medieval adverb mientre 'while', different from DUM INTERlM, the most repeated hypothesis, which has been not proved with documentary evidences. After checking a great number of dictionaries, monographs and grammars that have dealt with this word, it was necessary to do a research work based on some corpus of Latin and Romance texts in order to find more suitable variants to defend the existence of another etymology.