- See also Turiec (Sajó).
Turiec River in Vrútky
|Main source||Veľká Fatra|
|River mouth||Váh in Vrútky
|Progression||Váh→ Danube→ Black Sea|
|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.
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). The root is used also in a broad sense - "rich" or "strong".
- Krško, Jaromír (2003). Hydronymia povodia Turca [Hydronymy of the Turiec Basin] (in Slovak). Banská Bystrica: Univerzita Mateja Bela. p. 122.
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