Īra joug

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Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the river should be linked with Livonian īrva, īra (doe, female deer) (compare Estonian hirv, hirbe). This is one of the first toponyms of a place populated by Livonians to be attested – in 1290 as aquam, quae Yrva dicitur.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Īra joug

  1. River Irbe, Lielirbe

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kersti Boiko, Ziemeļkurzemes piekrastes lībiešu ciemu vietvārdi in Kersti Boiko's Lībieši – rakstu krājums, page 216