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The etymology of family names in -ac/-eac (-iac)/-ceac (ukr. -ак/-як/-чак) with the Ukrainians of Maramureș

Publication: The Proceedings of the International Conference Globalization, Intercultural Dialogue and National Identity. Section: Language and Discourse, 1, p. 798-808
Editors:Iulian Boldea
Publisher:Arhipelag XXI Press
Abstract:The focus of the present paper is on the etymologies of family names that include the Ukrainian formative -ак/-як/-чак (in Romanian: -ac/-eac(-iac)/-ceac); initially it derived diminutives but in the course of time it also derived patronymics. The family names, that have been collected in three villages of Maramures district (Rona de Sus, Craciunesti, and Lunca la Tisa, whose inhabitants are of Ukrainian descent), are also peculiar to some other anthroponomical systems in Romania and the neighbouring countries. The lexemes that are the basis of family names formed by means of the Ukrainian formative -ak/-jak/-čak are calendar names of different structures (hypocoristics, diminutives, and other derivatives), old Slavic names or various nicknames and appellations, used before these anthroponyms became hereditary names borne by all members of a family. We also focus on the frequency of family names (in the three anthroponomical systems) formed by means of the above mentioned formative.
Key words:anthroponym, Ukrainian family names, trans-Carpathian idiom, proper patronymic suffixes and other multi-functional suffixes, -aк/-як/-чaк formative
Language: Romanian

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