Comments written by Moritz Velten
Moritz Velten · 25.04.2020 01:07 MSK
Quote (Александр Сальников, 24.04.2020):
> Generally “Lena” is girl's name shortened from “Elena”. This name came to European languages from Ancient Greek language. The meaning of the name is “ray of the Sun” of “sunlight”.
> The name of the river came from the language of Evenk people. Evenks live between Angara river and Lena's estuary. Evenks call the rvier “Elu-Ene”, so Russians decided to call the river “Lena” because it sounds like a girl's name and similar to Evenkian original name.
I did not know that :)
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