Czech Onymic Base *třěb- in the Context of Slavic Toponomastics and Indo-European Etymology Cover Image
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Český onymický základ *třěb- v kontextu slovanské toponomastiky a indoevropské etymologie
Czech Onymic Base *třěb- in the Context of Slavic Toponomastics and Indo-European Etymology

Author(s): Václav Blažek
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: onomastics; toponyms; etymology

Summary/Abstract: In the present study the Czech toponyms consisting of the component *třěb- are analyzed from the point of view of internal Czech toponymical models. In most of them the hypocoristica shortened from the binary personal names or their derivatives are identified. The remaining place names are derived from appelatives which are usually formed from the Common Slavic verb *terbiti ‚to clear (a forest); to purge‘. Finally the attempt to connect it with the Indo-European etymon *treb- ‚to live, settle; beam; house, hut‘ is discussed.

  • Issue Year: L/2009
  • Issue No: 50
  • Page Range: 48-62
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Czech