7104[S-R] Re: surname gender affix -ova
- Mar 27 6:16 AM--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Marty <halfslovak@y...> wrote:
>have always wondered about that. Marty
> Frank, does the affix kovic denote anything as in my name Jurkovic I
György, Gyurko (H)
Juraj, Jurko (Sk)
Jurkovic^ (Jurkovich) would mean 'son of George'.
Hungarians had a surname ending -ics which was not native to Hungarian
but a phonetic adaptation i.e. written -ics pron. ick.
This was akin to South Slavic surname affix -ic'/-vic', -ovic' pron.
ovich, meaning 'son of'.
Similar to Polish surname affix -owicz or -owycz which is pronounced
the same as and means the same thing as 'son of' (clan name) in
In Czech and Slovak, the surname affix -ovic^ also pron. ovich,
meaning 'son of'.
This special surname ending also has the same meaning in Russian.
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