Origin of Living Place Names and Their Composition in Jieznas Valsčius


Marija Razmukaitė


The article deals with the oikonyms, their origin and composition, as well as their structural features in Jieznas Valsčius, where the oikonyms originated from personal names prevail (~61%), while those appellative or having originated from other toponyms or artificially composed were met in less numbers (~40%). It can be also noted that the oikonomy of this valsčius (rural district) has some archaic features, since rather high number of oikonyms are of appellative origin. In compositional aspect the suffix composition type prevails.