Mustānum

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Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

This toponym also appears comparably late (like Kūolka and Kuoštrõg) and it is difficult to determine in which language it originated [the Latvian and Livonian versions are semantically identical]. V. Kiparsky has suggested that its earlier name might have been the Baltic Sareyken mentioned in 16th century documents as a populated place between Ģipka and Kolka.[1]

Morphologically from mustā (black) +‎ num (pine forest).

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Proper noun[edit]

Mustānum

  1. Melnsils (a village in Courland, Latvia)

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Usage notes[edit]

This term has open space locative forms: allative Mustānummõlõ, adessive Mustānummõl, ablative Mustānummõld.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kersti Boiko, Ziemeļkurzemes piekrastes lībiešu ciemu vietvārdi in Kersti Boiko's Lībieši – rakstu krājums, pages 220-221