Diacronia 8, October 7, 2018, art. A120 (p. 1–9)

Hydronyms in Ocna Șugatag commune, Maramureș county

Adelina Emilia Mihali


“Sextil Pușcariu” Institute of Linguistics and Literary History, Str. Emil Racoviță 21, 400165, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Received July 6, 2018
Accepted July 26, 2018
Published October 7, 2018

Key words

toponymic pattern


The article is an analysis of hydronyms from Ocna Șugatag, Maramureș county and it represents a part of a larger research on Maramuseș toponymy. Settled on a hilly area, at the foot of Gutîi mountains, on Mara river, the boundaries of the four localities belonging to the commune: Breb, Hoteni, Sat-Șugatag and Ocna Șugatag are characterized by a vast hydronymic net, with valleys and springs, affluents of Mara river, but also wells, lakes and swamps. The corpus of the work has been extracted from inedit toponymic material collected during field researches. The topic names are individually discussed, for each hydronym the answers given by the subject have been indicated, and also different forms, when registered, and supplementary data known to us, as Ocna Șugatag is our native place. The purpose of the study is to establish the etymology of hydronyms in the researched area. In order to provide a broad perspective on the hydronymy and the anthroponymy which represents its basis, we also indicate the distribution of topic names in Transylvania and the frequency of surnames in the county. After the analysis of toponyms referring to waters, they are classified from the structural point of view in order to illustrate the identified syntactical and morphological patterns. Our conclusion is that the hydronyms in Ocna Șugatag, Maramureș county reflect property relationships and geomorphological and geological features of the area.


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    Text:Mihali, A. E. (2018). Hydronyms in Ocna Șugatag commune, Maramureș county, Diacronia 8 (October 7), A120 (1–9),
    BibTeX:@ARTICLE{emilia mihali2018,
     author = {Adelina Emilia Mihali},
     title = {Hydronyms in Ocna Șugatag commune, Maramureș county},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2018},
     month = {October},
     number = {8},
     eid = {A120},
     doi = {},
     pages = "(1–9)",
     url = {}


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