80 years of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics: The first etymology dictionary of Slovak

Have you ever thought of the origin of words? Do you know how an etymologist investigates the origin of words? How the words like gazda (“farmer”) or vajda (“Gypsy boss”) became a part of the Slovak lexicon? Did you know that the word laskonka (“special oval white-egg cake”) has been known since the 20th century?

You can read an interview with Ľubor Králik about the first etymology dictionary of Slovak here.

For more information, please visit the website dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Ľudovít Štúr Institute of Linguistics.