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THE ORIGIN OF THE CROATIAN FISHERY TERMINOLOGY

Šime Županović


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Abstract

The author of this paper analyzed the terminology of the Greco-Roman origin for the fauna of the Croatian Adriatic which the Croates took over mostly from the Dalmatian Romanic people. Arriving in this region of the Adriatic, illiterate regarding the sea and its life, they took over individual names of the sea fauna from their neighbours and adapted them into the spirit of their language.
This mixing of different etnic groups can be followed by their adopting the GrecoLatin loan-words entering them gradually into the language of the newly arrived Croates. This is corroborated by the origin of the Croatian names in the present fishery terminology.
We belieive that is the way the Croatian fishery terminology developed. Stopping permanently on this wonderful Adriatic coast the then »centre of the world« the Croates adopted, altered and accepted different names of the sea fauna constructing thus their own system.
Starting thus from the zero, the Croates succeeded in creating their own terminology which opulence, we may say so, is one of most numeros in the Medierranean.

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111170

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