Turiec (Váh)

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Turiec
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Turiec River in Vrútky
Basin features
Main source Veľká Fatra
River mouth Váh in Vrútky
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
Progression VáhDanubeBlack Sea
Physical characteristics
Length 66 km (41 mi)

The Turiec (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈturiets]) is a river (66 km) 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. The Turiec county is named after this river.

Etymology[edit]

Pliny the Elder associated the name with Durius (the ancient name of Upper Váh), Ptolemy with a Celtic tribe Taurisk. The name is probably derived from the Indo-European appellative tur- (Slovak: tur, English: a bull).[1] The root is used also in a broad sense - "rich" or "strong".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krško, Jaromír (2003). Hydronymia povodia Turca [Hydronymy of the Turiec Basin] (in Slovak). Banská Bystrica: Univerzita Mateja Bela. p. 122.