What Does City Name "Split" Mean? Etymology of the Ancient Greek Word aspálathos

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Title What Does City Name "Split" Mean? Etymology of the Ancient Greek Word aspálathos
Kaj pravzaprav pomeni Split? Etimologija starogrške besede aspálathos
 
Creator Veljković, Žarko B.
 
Subject City Name Split
Meaning
Ancient Greek
mesto Split
etimologija imena
starogrščina
 
Description The article reviews the current scientific etymology of the city name Split. The latter comes from an Ancient Greek name for the plant aspálathos, that is, ‘Croatian žukovina or brnistra, more accurately, woody shrub Alhagi maurorum, with its flowers of diverse color, from light pink to chestnut, thorny trefoil Calycotome villosa with its light yellow flowers, and the plant Genista acanthoclada with its yellow flowers’. Exploring the etymology of the Ancient Greek name for the plant aspálathos yields the following conclusion: *aspálax or spálax (as name of the plant) ‘lily Colchicum parnassicum with its medium violet flowers + suffix -thos > aspálathos’, and that in the general and most common sense: ‘woody shrub Alhagi maurorum, with its flowers of diverse color, from light pink to chestnut’.
Članek podaja analizo uveljavljene etimologije imena mesta Split iz starogrškega poimenovanja rastline aspálathos »žuka ali brnistra, natančneje: lesni grm Alhagi maurorum s cvetovi barve v razponu od svetlo roza do kostanjevo rjave, trnov trolist Calycotome villosa s cvetovi svetlo rumene barve in rastlina Genista acanthoclada s cvetovi rumene barve«. Nadalje raziskuje etimologijo starogrškega poimenovanja rastline aspálathos in predlaga etimologijo *aspálax ali spálax (kot poimenovanje rastline) »lilija Colchicum parnassicum s cvetovi vijolične barve« + pripona -thos > aspálathos, in sicer v prvem in najpogostejšem pomenu »lesni grm Alhagi maurorum s cvetovi barve v razponu od svetlo roza do kostanjevo rjave«.
 
Publisher Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete
 
Date 2018-02-16
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/keria/article/view/7749
10.4312/keria.19.2.53-56
 
Source Keria: Studia Latina et Graeca; Vol 19 No 2 (2017); 53-56
Keria: Studia Latina et Graeca; L. 19 Št. 2 (2017); 53-56
2350-4234
1580-0261
10.4312/keria.19.2
 
Language slv
 
Relation https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/keria/article/view/7749/7448
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Žarko B. Veljković
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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