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  • #345250

    Anonymous

    I see there is river Bóbr running thru Poland & Czechia. Dose it have any meaning in respetive languages? This word means beaver in Slovene. ;D

    #414438

    Anonymous

    Bóbr is beaver in Polish, in Czech it's bobr, and just btw in Slovak it's bobor. There probably lived lots of beavers back then.

    #414439

    Anonymous
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    There probably lived lots of beavers back then.

    My tought also. Judging from pictures it is indeed perfect for them; http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Janowice_Wielkie%2C_Bobr_1.jpg

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    Anonymous

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    #414441

    Anonymous

    Uggh^^

    Btw, In Russian also bobr or bob'or (бобёр) for beaver. :)

    #414442

    Anonymous
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    That's not exactly what I meant ;D

    #414443

    Anonymous
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    My tought also. Judging from pictures it is indeed perfect for them; http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Janowice_Wielkie%2C_Bobr_1.jpg

    Not really a veletok, this Bober.  ;D

    #414444

    Anonymous
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    Not really a veletok, this Bober.  ;D

    Well yeah! :D After all i always imagined bobri to populate smaller creeks and streams but then again i am not biologist. :)

    #414445

    Anonymous
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    That's not exactly what I meant ;D

    Jsem nechtěl googlit jiné partie a Anglicky jsem to neuměl říct :D

    #414446

    Anonymous

    Be aware about placenames in Lower Silesia and other lands given to Poland after WWII, many of them (if not the majority of them) are given a priori names, completely unrooted in history nor language. There're few original Slavic names here (but the Bóbr river is called Bober in German, so it seems it's an original name) Good that the naming wasn't done in the 19th century, at least we don't have monsters like Bratislava.

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    Anonymous
    #414448

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    Yes, but that is Belarus …  :-X

    #414449

    Anonymous
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    Be aware about placenames in Lower Silesia and other lands given to Poland after WWII, many of them (if not the majority of them) are given a priori names, completely unrooted in history nor language. There're few original Slavic names here (but the Bóbr river is called Bober in German, so it seems it's an original name) Good that the naming wasn't done in the 19th century, at least we don't have monsters like Bratislava.

    or Stalinogród for Katowice, Upper Silesia

    #414450

    Anonymous

    This is a completely different league :) Bratislava is only a failed reconstruction, while Stalinogród was an intentional renaming. Good that the name was reverted back.

    #414451

    Anonymous
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    This is a completely different league :) Bratislava is only a failed reconstruction

    True, they tried to reconstruct original name from "Brezalauspurc", "Braslavespurch" or "Pressalauspurch" from historical German annals (9-10th ct).

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