gcohen at UMR.EDU
Sat Sep 29 02:51:56 UTC 2001
I don't have my Serbo-Croatian dictionary at hand, but I see
generally what is
going on with Medjugorje:
1) Medju = between (cf. Russian mezhdu = between)
2) gorje --related to Russian gora (= mountain; appears,
incidentally, in the name Pyatigorsky = pertaining to five mountains;
pyat' = five). The root in gorje, gora is gor-.
>Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001
>From: Joseph McCollum <prez234 at JUNO.COM>
>To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>A Catholic friend forwarded me the message of September 25th from Medjugorje.
>Apparently, the name of the town means "between the hills."
>I had conjectured that the -jugo- part might mean "south,"
>Jugoslavia (or Yugoslavia) is loosely "the land of the Southern
>Slavs," but then there isn't much left over for "between the hills."
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