Elizabeth Tucker


Retired Jill Hart Research Fellow in Indo-Iranian Philology

Faculty / College Address:

Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD



Research Interests:

My research centres on the earliest history and prehistory of the languages of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. Most of my publications deal with historical and comparative linguistic problems in Vedic Sanskrit, Avestan and Old Persian texts.


  • AtharvaVeda Paippalada Samhita, Book 11: edition, translation and linguistic commentary.

Courses Taught:

  • Old Iranian (Old Persian and Avestan Language and Texts, their historical and religious background)
  • RigVeda Texts

Full Publications

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