TIn the article, new etymologies are proposed for six Russian place names: 'Alatyr', Chuvashia - the well-known Turkic personal name; 'Vetluga', the region of Nizhniy Novgorod - Old Permic *vetl- 'walk' + *juy 'river'; 'Vochna' (later Pavlovskiy Posad, the region of Moscow) - cf. Estonian place names Ohnujogi, Ohnejogi, Ohne (with the prothetic v-); 'Korotoyak', the region of Voronezh - the frequent Turkic ethnonym; 'Sebezh', the region of Pskov - Finno-Ugric *sépä 'neck'; 'Chopyor' (originally Pochor, the left tributary of Don) - the prefix po- + Proto Slavonic *kh'r - IE *ser- 'quickly move, rush along.'
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