The term and toponym “Maydan” in the light of the Indo-European peoples migrations. Part 2

Aleksandr Bukalov, Olga Karpenko

Abstract


There are discussed the variants for the origin of the term "maydan", taking into account the possible contamination of values, as well as the distribution of the preceding and related Indo-European, Indo-Iranian terms in Eurasia. The possible reasons for the developed semantics of the term in the Ukrainian and Russian languages are analyzed, in contrast to the much narrower semantics in the Iranian and Turkic ones.


Keywords


Maidan; toponymy; Iranian peoples; Turks; Slavs; Ukrainian language; Russian language; Indo-Europeans

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