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Extraphilological criteria in etimological review

Publication: Philologica Banatica, VI (2), p. 33-43
Publisher:Editura Mirton; Editura Amphora
Abstract:A toponym of Geto-Dacian origin, dava was attested in written for over six centuries, from the age of King Burebista to the time of Emperor Justinian. It survived in several very common toponyms of the Romanian and Bulgarian languages like Deva, Plovdiv, Moldova etc. The original meaning of the term has not been clearly established yet, as the hypothesis that dava might mean “fortress” has several weak points. Of special interest are the prefixes of the toponyms formed with the suffix dava, the case of Rusidava being, most probably, a compound made from a Latin and a Geto-Dacian term, formed at the beginning of the Dacian-Roman linguistic synthesis.
Key words:dava, aşezare, toponomastică, geto-daci, daco-romani
Language: Romanian

Citations to this publication: 1

References in this publication: 2

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