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The Names of the Dnieper Rapids in Chapter 9 of Constantine Porphyrogenitus’ De administrando imperio

Melin, Elsa (2003) In Scando-Slavica 49. p.35-62
Abstract
New interpretations are given for [ν]Έσσουπῆ ‘watching’, ‘the guard’; Ἀειφὸρ ‘the ever-shallow rapids’; βαρουφόροϛ – βουλνηπράχ ‘the bare rapids; Λεάντι, βερούτζ ‘the violently rushing rapids’. Στρούκουν has a Greek ending and is not a dative plural. Ναστρεζή is a collective formation with a diminutive sense. Both names mean ‘the small rapids’.



The reduced vowels are not manifested in these names. The incorrect ου for ь in Ὸστρβουνιπράχ is due to Greek development and scribal tradition, as is ε for ь in βερούτζη. I propose an Ossetic influence in the word order in the Greek explanations of the second, third and sixth rapids. Pontic Greek features have been specified in Ch. 9 of DAI.
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  abstract     = {New interpretations are given for [ν]Έσσουπῆ ‘watching’, ‘the guard’; Ἀειφὸρ ‘the ever-shallow rapids’; βαρουφόροϛ – βουλνηπράχ ‘the bare rapids; Λεάντι, βερούτζ ‘the violently rushing rapids’. Στρούκουν has a Greek ending and is not a dative plural. Ναστρεζή is a collective formation with a diminutive sense. Both names mean ‘the small rapids’. <br/><br>
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The reduced vowels are not manifested in these names. The incorrect ου for ь in Ὸστρβουνιπράχ is due to Greek development and scribal tradition, as is ε for ь in βερούτζη. I propose an Ossetic influence in the word order in the Greek explanations of the second, third and sixth rapids. Pontic Greek features have been specified in Ch. 9 of DAI.},
  author       = {Melin, Elsa},
  issn         = {0080-6765},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {35--62},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scando-Slavica},
  title        = {The Names of the Dnieper Rapids in Chapter 9 of Constantine Porphyrogenitus’ De administrando imperio},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2003},
}