Curtea de Arges

Curtea de Arges

The present name, literally The Court upon (river) Argeș, refers to the former status of the town as the capital of Wallachia. Some historians identify the Argeș river with ancient "Ordessos", however the name is unlikely to be derived from this name.

The oldest Slavonic documents use an "Arghiș" form, which might suggest a Cuman or Pecheneg etymology, from the root arghiš ("higher ground", "heights"). The original name was Argeș, which was then used for the name of the river as well.

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