, west of Zhovkva – Chuv.
, “to eat,”
to the south-east of Lviv, v.
on the north of Staro-Sambir district – Chuv chyshk
“a fist”.Further to the east of the Lviv Region, the amount of the place names of Bulgarish origindecreased gradually, but surprisingly, they form a clear chain of settlements at a distance of 10-20 km from each other (
, etc.) This chain extends from Sokal in the north of Lviv region above Radekhiv to Radivyliv, then turns east and runs south of Kremenets, Shumsk and Iziaslav to Lubar, then turns south-east, goes above Chmilnyk through Kalynivka, and thereis not a chain, but a whole band of names goes in the direction to the Dnieper. However, dealingwith the Bulgar toponymy continues, which is often acknowledged as the logical-semanticrelationship of parts of words, and the cases of almost complete phonetic identity. Compare:v.
near Zolotonosha – Chuv.
, “a beggar”;v.
, north of Zvenyhorodka in Cherkasy Region, and v.
, north of Olevs’k in Zhytomyr Region – Chuv.
, southwest of Krasnokuc’k in Kharkiv Region – Chuv.
, southwest of Sharhorod in Vinnycja Region – Chuv.
(from Kretel), southeast of Zbarazh – Chuv.
, “place” (thevillage is located on a level, open spot);v.
, south of Chyhyryn in Cherkasy Region – Chuv.
in the southern surburbs of Bilopillja – Chuv.
, “a hare;”v.
(from Oztel), southwest of Luc’k – Chuv.
, “place” (the village islocated on a level spot);v.
in Berezhany district and v.
, east of Kremenec’ in Ternopil’ Region – Chuv.
, “to press, squeeze,”
near Poltava – Chuv.
, “to interrupt;”v.
, west of Halych – Chuv.
, south of Haysin – Chuv.
, “a root;”v.
’ in Berezhany district, Ternopil’ Region – Chuv.
, “forest" (the village issurrounded by forests);v.
, south-west of Monastyryshche in Cherkasy Region – Chuv.
, “a dog”;v.
, west of Sarny in Rivno Region – Chuv.
in Borshchiv district in Ternopil’ Region – Chuv.
, “a whip”;v.v.
near Bar and near Zhmerinka in Vinnycja Region – Chuv.
,“comrade.”West of Cherkasy, a bog separates the
, rivers that flow into theDnieper below and above the city respectively. Looking at a map, one may observe that thesetwo rivers were once part of a channel that separated from the Dnieper, leaving behind the islandon which the city of
was built. The Chuvash verb
, “to be separated," expressesthat situation rather well. The name of the city may be of Bulgarish origin as well. There are nofewer than ten settlements ending with -
, “village, street,” to be found in the ChuvashRepublic in Central Russia (
1993, 38). Additionally, there is substantial variety in thefirst part of the word in the Chuvash language. There are also villages of Cherkasy in LvivRegion and Lublin Voivodship in eastern Poland.