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Anthroponyms: Given Names
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Slavic anthroponyms, including first names and surnames, usually originate in the native Slavic lexicon or stem from the adoption of Christianity. Derived from nouns, adjectives, pronouns, or verbs, Early Slavic first names were important markers of identity and could exhibit protective or deterring qualities. Christian first names came to Slavic countries as borrowings …

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Rutkiewicz-Hanczewska, Małgorzata, “Anthroponyms: Given Names”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_038472>
First published online: 2020



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