Talk:Counties of the Kingdom of Hungary

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Could someone tell me what is proto-magyar?Thanks.Baxter9 08:46, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

The Hungarian word megye (or Latin mega) is derived from the old Slavic word medja (međa, међа) meaning approximately territorial border.

Well, the Hungarian language contains one specific word for territorial border, and it's "mezsgye". It is pronounced approximately "mezh-gye". "Megye" which means "county" is originated from somewhere else.

Blakszta 01:55, 4 June 2007 (UTC)


Why is "county" inaccurate? This is how t he term is always translated in English. john k 03:16, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

I have removed the adverb until this is explained: county is, after all, the standard English for comitatus in England and France - and originates there; why is it inaccurate in Hungary? Septentrionalis PMAnderson 18:56, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
Right, I make due changes. --peyerk (talk) 19:39, 25 August 2011 (UTC)


I have landed in this article by chance, linking from Franz Liszt to his birth place Sopron County and from there to comitatus.

The article "Sopron County" says that "The Sopron comitatus arose as one of the first comitatus of the Kingdom of Hungary". It seems that the term comitatus is used in Hungary even today. I have found that in some languages (Italian, Czech, Finnish...) the equivalent article uses the term "comitatus" in the title. I do not propose to revert to this title, but to introduce the term in the heading of the article.--Auró (talk) 22:07, 22 October 2016 (UTC)