Questions tagged [ономастика]
Онома́стика — наука, изучающая имена собственные всех типов и их происхождение.
Sergei Rachmaninov or Rachmaninoff [closed]
I am writing a novel in English. My transliteration novel uses -ov for surnames (Danilov, Kirilov). For consistency sake I would like to spell out Sergei Rachmaninov as such, though he is more ...
What's Kolmogorov's russian name?
I know that the title is a little weird, sorry about that. The thing is that one day I asked my russian instructor, who's russian, how to pronounce Kolmogorov in russian (because it has too many o's) ...
"Илья" во множественном числе и в родительном падеже
Какая у слова "Илья" правильная форма множественного числа родительного падежа? Множественное число от имен собственных вообще редко встречается, но все же возможно, например, в предложении "У меня ...
What is the meaning of the "Tal" in the Russian/Muldovan last name "Talsky"?
As far as I can tell, "Tal" isn't a Russian word that has any specific meaning. Is there some kind of translation or history of the sound Tal that would shed light on the meaning of this family name?
Is Яна a variant of Жанна
Well, everybody knows that there exist pairings between names. For example, Александра - Александр, Виктория - Виктор etc. However, sometimes these pairs can be confusing. It is generally accepted ...
Is Ogulsabyr a male or female name? [closed]
I received an email from someone called Ogulsabyr, and I’m not sure whether to use Mr. or Ms. in my reply. That is, I was wondering whether Ogulsabyr is a male or female name. I’ve tried search ...
Etymology/Origin of "Грузия"
In many languages, the name of the country Georgia is derived from the name of St.George. In Georgian, Georgia is called საქართველო(Sakartvelo), so obviously Грузия has nothing to do with it either. ...