THE SUFFIX -STVI IN THE TOPONYMS OF BOHEMIA
The article focuses on Bohemian minor place-names and place-names including lexical units derived using the suffix -stvi. In toponyms, the function of this suffix is different from a great majority of common nouns. The lexical units ending in -stvi found in toponyms refer to the property of a person or institution whose name serves as the source of derivation for these units. The most frequent names express the property relationship of the church and its representatives, the king and noblemen. It has been proven that the suffix -stvi can also be attached to personal names. Attention is also devoted to the geographic distribution of selected types of names.
Pavel Stepan, Ustav pro jazyk cesky AV CR, v.v.i., Letenska 4, 118 51 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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