Un gotismo nel lituano: áitvaras “ drago”

Carlo Alberto Mastrelli
Istituto di Studi per l’Alto Adige - via Cesare Battisti 4 - 50129 Firenze (Italy)

Pubblicato 2011-01-16


The author assumes that Lithuanian áitvaras (“dragon”) is a word of Gothic origin. If this thesis were to be accepted, it would corroborate a whole series of Gothic traces in the Baltic region. Furthermore, it would lead to a better understanding of the cultural influence the Goths may have had on the Baltic populations during their presence in the area.