Dordogne

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French Dordogne.

Proper noun[edit]

Dordogne

  1. A department in southwest France, in the region of Aquitaine.
  2. A river that flows from south-central France into the Garonne.

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after the river Dordogne, from Latin Duranius (named by Ausonius).

Folk etymology derives it from two mountain streams, Dor (shortened from mont d' or (mountain of gold) and dogne, from dord (babbling, muttering) (imitative) + aven (river), though this may have influenced the spelling.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɔʁ.dɔɲ/
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Proper noun[edit]

Dordogne f

  1. Dordogne (department)
  2. Dordogne (river)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Charnock, Richard Stephen (1859): Local Etymology: A Derivative Dictionary of Geographical Names
  • Siegel, William (1961): Early Europeans: Lapps, Alpines, Lesghians, Semites, Hamites, Guti, Kelto-Phoenicians, Satem Indo-Europeans and the Formation of the Kentum Group