etymology

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    Bulgarian, Slovene: etymological explanation for why oko is stressed on the second syllable

    In East Slavic the first syllable is stressed. In Serbo-Croatian the first syllable is stressed and there is a falling accent, which generally means that the position of the accent hasn't changed over time. Wiktionary also cites Derksen (2008) as saying that the reconstructed proto-Slavic form...
  2. André Buzzulini

    Etimologia da palavra "rua" / Etymology of the word "rua"

    Alguém sabe qual a origem da palavra "rua"? Tenho procurado mas não acho. Certamente tem a mesma origem do francês "rue", mas qual a sua raíz? Does anyone know what's the origin of the word "rua"? I've been looking for it but I can't find it. It certainly comes from the same origin of the...
  3. E

    Lanche/Lanchonete/Kitinete

    I'm curious as to where the term 'lanche' came from, also I'd like to know if its an anglicism coming from "lunch". Also the suffix -nete, is that denoting a place? Only two examples come to mind, listed in the topic headline. Lanchonete and Kitinete. In addition, would you say kitinete is...
  4. N

    Etymology of "Balkans"

    Does anybody know the etymology of "Balkans"? and could cite any good source of information about it? The information in various national Wikipedias contradict each other - soem say it coms form Turkish word for "rock" or "mountain", another say it comes from Turkish word for "wood"...
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    The role of etymology in modern meaning

    Hello all, This is really an etymological question, but specifically related to Japanese, so I'm putting it in here. On the schedule sheet at my school they mention this on the agenda for a certain meeting: 7/11の会議の誤りです。(I'm afraid I don't have further context to determine what kind of...
  6. slado22

    Etymology of "pohár"

    Good afternoon everyone, I was wondering about the etymology of the word "pohár" ( cup, goblet), common to different Slavic languages, to Romanian and to Hungarian (actually the form I have chosen for the title is the Hungarian one). In my opinion it could be a loan word from Lat. "buccalis"...
  7. slado22

    Etymology of "pohár"

    Good afternoon everyone, I was wondering about the etymology of the word "pohár" ( cup, goblet), common to different slavic languages, to Romanian and to Hungarian (actually the form I have chosen for the title is the Hungarian one). In my opinion it could be a loan word from lat. "buccalis"...
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