On the origin of the name of Lithuania

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
On the origin of the name of Lithuania
In the Journal:
Lituanus. 2009, vol. 55, no. 3, p. 28-36
Notes:
Reikšminiai žodžiai: Bruno kankinystė; Etnonimas; Hidronimas; Istorija; Istoriniai ir lingvistiniai argumentai; Karių būrys; Kvedlinburgo analai; Leičiai; Lietuvos vardas; Lingvistika; Litua; Slaviška Lietuvos vardo forma; Vardo kilmė; Šv. Brunono kankinystė; Annals of Quedlinburg; Band of warriors; Ethnonym; Ethnonym leitis; Genesis; Historical and linguistic arguments; History; Hydronym; Linguistic; Lithuania; Litua, 1009 AD; Martyrdom of Bruno; Martyrdom of St. Bruno; Origin of Lithuania's name; Slavic form of Lithuania's name; Theory.
Keywords:
LT
Bruno kankinystė; Etnonimas; Vietovardžiai. Toponimai / Toponyms; Istorija; Istoriniai ir lingvistiniai argumentai; Karių būrys; Kvedlinburgo analai; Leičiai; Lingvistika; Litua; Šv. Brunono kankinystė; Vardo kilmė.
EN
Annals of Quedlinburg; Band of warriors; Ethnonym leitis; Ethnonym; Genesis; Hydronym; History; Historical and linguistic arguments; Linguistic; Litua, 1009 AD; Martyrdom of Bruno; Martyrdom of St. Bruno; Origin of Lithuania's name; Slavic form of Lithuania's name; Theory.
Summary / Abstract:

ENLithuania's name was first mentioned as Lituae (the genitive form of the Latin word Litua) in the entry for March 9, 1009 AD in the Annals of Quedlinburg recording the martyrdom of St. Bruno. Recently a significant contribution to the question of the origin of the name of Lithuania has been made by Artūras Dubonis, who used historical evidence to support his hypothesis that the primary form of the Lithuanian ethnonym was leitis (the ethnonym leitis is still used in Latvia for "Lithuanian") and that in some historical sources Lithuanians were called leičiai in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Tomas Baranauskas analyzes this theory as well as earlier historical and linguistic arguments on the origin of Lithuania's name. [From the publication]

ISSN:
0024-5089
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