ANNE V. GILBERT
avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET
Sun Sep 30 01:33:55 UTC 2001
> A Catholic friend forwarded me the message of September 25th from
> 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."
Joseph: YOur first conjecture was right. There isn't anything in the word
that would suggest "Yugo"(which is "south" in Slavic languages), but
"medju"or its cognates means between in Slavic language.
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