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Bulgarian Medical Terminology Units Derived from a Toponym


Authors:
Vanya Ivanova University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria

Pages: 60-65
DOI: https://doi.org/10.54664/DTDP9935

Abstract:

Eponyms play an important role in the terminology system of every language. In the sphere of medicine, they emerged for the first time in the 16th – 17th century. Clinical eponyms came into view a little later, in 19th century, but their number is permanently increasing. The present research focuses on Bulgarian eponyms derived from a toponym in the field of medicine and the knowledge domain connected with it. In order to classify these eponyms, they are divided into several major groups in accordance with the basic toponym for their coining, the thematic category for their sphere of usage, and the principles of their formation. Eponyms are still an interesting linguistic area for scholarly investigation due to their universal use as terms. That is why discussions about their formation and classification are of great importance.

Keywords:

eponym; toponym; Bulgarian medical terminology

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