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STUDIA MYTHOLOGICA SLAVICA 13, 2010

Rolandas Kreg×dys:

Some ideas on the possible origin of the term Vlach

Abstract

Even though the question of the origin of the term "Vlach" has usually been linked with the foreign influences on Slavic languages, the author, mostly relying on the observations of linguists, and Slavic (as well as Indo-European) lexical and mythological data, suggests a different explanation of the etymology of the mentioned term. He rejects the majority of the existing interpretations, which are considered generally accepted by Croatian historiography, and attempts to find the possible anwers in the cultural and linguistic heritage of the Slavic peoples.

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