Nazwy rzek Świna, Ina, Jana – w poszukiwaniu źródłosłowu

Jerzy Duma

Instytut Slawistyki PAN, Warszawa


In article I suggest new interpretation of name of river Świna as old folding of words
pie. *h1su- ‘good’ and *h1ei̯- ‘go, move’ with expansion of suffix *-n-. Integrity meant: ‘good
passage’ on the sea or *‘good Ina’. If the extension element h1éi̯-/ *h1i- ‘go’ considered derivative
*h1éi̯-sh2- / *h1i-sh2- ‘rush’ is analogous to the group hydronyms can add the names of rivers
Issa, Isar, *Isonta and others.

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Duma, J. (2020). Nazwy rzek Świna, Ina, Jana – w poszukiwaniu źródłosłowu. Prace Językoznawcze, 19(2), 5–12. Retrieved from

Jerzy Duma 
Instytut Slawistyki PAN, Warszawa


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