|Title||Славяно-български заемки в унгарския език|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1984|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
A number of previous studies on Bulgarian loanwords in Hungarian are critically assessed in the paper. About seventy words are discussed (including personal names, toponyms and hydronyms). Various mutually complementary criteria (phonetic, geographic, historical, etc.) have been applied in order to determine the precise origin of the loanwords. Considered in conjunction, these criteria have yielded more accurate concepts concerning the origin of the words under discussion. It seems evident that a large number of loanwords which used to carry the label ‘probably of Bulgarian origin’, or had been assigned to the rather general category of South-Slavic, are, in fact, of Slavic-Bulgarian origin.