Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

El nom del riu "Anna" i altres dades per a la toponímia borrianenca

Luciano Pérez Vilatela


The author puts forward the possibility of studying the toponymy of Borriana through the person name Burrius and the suffix which complements it. -ana, which occurs frequently in Romance countries to denominate places derived from a person name, probably that of the owner. That notwithstanding, the suffix inevitably leads to the popular name by which the river Sec (Dry) is known in the town with which the present study is concerned. That is why the word Ana is also dealt with in the article and, thanks to the excellent documentary record on which he relies, the author reaches the conclusion that it is a hydronimic root of Celtic origin.

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