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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Philological sciences" / 2015 № 3.


G.N. Alieva, N.F. Zerbalieva, K.M. Magomedova

HISTORICAL-ETYMOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SOME TOPONYMS. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2015, no. 3.

UDC Index: 82

Date of publication: 29.09.2015

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The article is devoted to the description of geographical names – toponyms. This work considers toponyms through historical and etymological aspect. Their national language features are shown. Interdisciplinary character of toponyms is determined. The classification of geographical names is given on different grounds: origin, size, stability, frequency. In addition, the article points out the ways of the origin of toponyms, as well as the reasons for renaming geographical objects. It is stated that the most significant of them is the changes in social ideology. In conclusion, the article highlights the role of studying toponyms for science and society as a whole.

Key words

geographical realities, natural and artificial geographical objects, toponyms, micro, mezzo-, macro-toponyms, toponymy, anthroponyms, etymology

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