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NAMES OF SOUTHERN POLAND’S RURAL POPULATION IN THE 16th–18th CENTURIES. FEMININE GIVEN NAMES
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The subject of this article lies within the field of historical anthroponymy. The author discusses 23 feminine given names that appear in the “Ksiegi gromadzkie wsi Kasina Wielka” [Gromada registers of the village of Kasina Wielka] (the text is legal in nature and dates from the 16th–18th centuries). The author notes that the entries of these onyms attest to ancient onymization processes (e.g., their frequency and form may attest to the commonness or rarity of these names). There is in the article a mini-dictionary of the feminine names that appear in the registers. The author discusses the following names: Agnieszka, Anna, Barbara, Dorota, Elzbieta, Ewa, Giertuda, Helena, Jadwiga, Justyna, Katarzyna, Klara, Konstancja, Krystyna, Lucja, Magdalena, Malgorzata, Maryjanna, Regina, Roza, Teresa, Zofia, and Zuzanna. In that part of the article there is a discussion of, among other things, the general etymology of these anthroponyms, the chronology of the entries, the sentence context in which they appear in the registers, the social status of their bearers, variant forms of the names, and their morphological structure. According to the author, this collection — although not large — may be regarded as an illustration of certain anthroponymic problems: the giving of the feminine names studied in the past, their popularity, the productivity of variants of this sort and the kind of derivatives, also the productivity of the individual formants and morphological types in the territory of southern Malopolska in the 16th–18th centuries.
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