Where the River Converges: Toponymic Stratigraphy of Bistagno and Sessame
Perono Cacciafoco, Francesco
Date of Issue2016
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
The aim of this paper is the reconstruction of the remote naming process and toponymic stratigraphy of the place names Bistagno and Sessame, proposing two new etymological reconstruction for them, in order to recover the prehistoric origins of the two toponyms, taking into account previous interpretations and hypotheses. The aim of the paper is also to highlight possible paretymologies inherent in the two place names. Bistagno and Sessame are two small neighboring villages of prehistoric origins located in Piedmont, North-Western Italy, at the border between the current Provinces of Alessandria and Asti. Since the origins of theirs names are still disputed, this paper sheds some light on their toponymic stratigraphies, investigating both of them in-depth.
Prehistoric Indo-European Naming Process
Annals of the University of Craiova: Series Philology - Linguistics
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