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The names of the five Bands of Sklavins who attacked Thessalonica in 614 AD have Hunnic or Iranian etymologies

The anonymous Miracula S. Demetrii (= Miracles of St. Demetrius II; compiled ca. 675-685) [117] gives a list of five bands (ἔϑνος) of the Sklavins who attacked Thessalonica in 614 [118]. Many scholars have labored in vain to establish Slavic etymologies of these putative «Slavic tribal names» [119]. If the Sklavin troops were created by the Proto-Bulgars sometime during the last […]

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