Drevnerusskiye letopisnyye oykonimy XIV–XVII vv. s suffiksom -ov-׀׀-yev-
OLD RUSSIAN MANUSCRIPT PLACE NAMES OF THE 14th–17th CENTURIES WITH THE SUFFIX -ov-׀׀-ev-
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Old Russian chronicles contain 128 oikonyms of the middle and late periods, derived by means of the possessive suffix -ov- ׀׀ -ev- (16.2% of their total number). Almost all of them are motivated by personal names. This article presents an etymological analysis of oikonyms and their anthroponymical stems. Among these etymologies we’d like to distinguish a new interpretation of the well-known name Boris (< Old Scandinavian *Branda-rids ‘(in) struggle galloping’; this name preserved in the Danish oikonym Berritsgård). In conclusion we classify names and their stems from various points of view.
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