Turiec (Váh)

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See also Turiec (Sajó).

The Turiec (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈturɪets], Hungarian: Turóc) is a river in north-western Slovakia. It is a tributary to the Váh, into which it flows near the city of Martin. Its source is in the Veľká Fatra Mountains. It is 67 km (42 mi) long and its basin size is 931 km2 (359 sq mi).[1] The Turiec region is named after this river.

Turiec
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Turiec River in Vrútky
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationVeľká Fatra
Mouth 
 • location
Váh in Vrútky
 • coordinates
49°07′14″N 18°54′58″E / 49.1205°N 18.9162°E / 49.1205; 18.9162Coordinates: 49°07′14″N 18°54′58″E / 49.1205°N 18.9162°E / 49.1205; 18.9162
Length67 km (42 mi)
Basin size931 km2 (359 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionVáhDanubeBlack Sea

EtymologyEdit

Pliny the Elder associated the name with Durius (the ancient name of Upper Váh), Ptolemy with the Celtic Taurisci tribe. The name is probably derived from the Indo-European appellative tur- (Slovak: tur, English: bull).[2] The root is used also in a broad sense - "rich" or "strong". The Hungarian name Turóc comes from the ancient Slavic form Turъcь (1113 Turc).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Plán manažmentu povodňového rizikavčiastkovom povodí Váhu, p. 72
  2. ^ Krško, Jaromír (2003). Hydronymia povodia Turca [Hydronymy of the Turiec Basin] (in Slovak). Banská Bystrica: Univerzita Mateja Bela. p. 122.
  3. ^ Varsik, Branislav (1990). Slovanské (slovenské) názvy riek na Slovensku a ich prevzatie Maďarmi v 10.-12. storočí (in Slovak). Bratislava: Slovenská akadémia vied. p. 34. ISBN 80-224-0163-3.