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It is believed that the modern city was refounded by the legendary Negru Vodă, hence its name.

Cernavoda is "black water" in slavic languages. It would be suspicious that the name will be half-slavic "cerna" (black), half-romanian "vodă" (leader), so the match with Negru Voda (Black the Leader) is a bit overstretched imo. mikka (t) 20:26, 30 October 2005 (UTC)

I've added some etymology. Hope you agree the name is certainly Bulgarian, as it'd be "chorna(ya)" in East Slavic and there's no other Slavic languages around. Besides, "vodă" is not "Romanian" (i.e. Latin-derived and Romance), it is a Slavic loanword (from the root "vod" = to lead). Flag of Bulgaria.svg → Тодор Божинов / Todor Bozhinov 20:08, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
This is the most probable etymology. Note also Carasu Valley (Kara-su = "black water" in tatar), nowadays part of Danube-Black Sea Canal. Also, there may be a connection with the old name Axiopa/Axiopolis, which, according to some scientists meant the same in an IE-language, probably Dacian: axi (IE *ņ-ks(e)y- "dark", cf Avest. akšaēna "dark coloured", see also Balck Sea name) + *upā/*upolis (cf Lith. ùpė "river", with diminutive upēlis) Anonimu 14:16, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

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Cernavoda has been put under quarantine for the Avian Flu. Should there be a mention of that in the report? Does local news qualify for the encyclopedia?

Cernavodă was founded (under the name Axiopolis) by the ancient Greeks in the 4th century BC as a trading post for contacts with local Dacians. i nedd proofs!!!! any excavations —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:45, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

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