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Folk Etymology
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The article deals with a well-known linguistic phenomenon called folk (or popular) etymology. Being one of the language universals, it is also profusely present in Slavic languages. The present text briefly outlines the history of the research on folk etymology in Indo-European and Slavic linguistics, the linguistic as…

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Rejzek, Jiří, “Folk Etymology”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_041096>
First published online: 2021



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