Cercetător ştiinţific II, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor”, Craiova, al Academiei Române;
A special place, in the collection of place names, is taken by those that bear the print of the emotional experience in the old popular conscience. From this category, in the present article, the author has analysed (from the typological and structural point of view) a series of toponyms from Oltenia and Muntenia, which show the interest that people have in finding remedies to provide their cure. In this corpus, there have been included the denominations that reflect most obviously the attributes of the geographical objects, through the use of the determinants leac (cure) and tămăduire (healing).
toponymy, legend, health, type, structure