Smlednik

Smlednik (pronounced [ˈsmleːdnik]; German: Flödnig[2]) is a village on the left bank of the Sava River in the Municipality of Medvode in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.[3]

Smlednik
Smlednik
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°9′47.35″N 14°25′50.3″E
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
MunicipalityMedvode
Area
  Total6.37 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Elevation
349.3 m (1,146.0 ft)
Population
 (2002)
  Total413
[1]

Name

Smlednik was attested in written sources in 1136 as Fledinich (and as Vlednich in 1214 and Vlednic in 1228). The origin of the name is unclear. A possible derivation is from the common noun smled 'hog's fennel', referring to the local vegetation. Other explanations include the obsolete Slovene common noun smled 'watchpost', or the root *mlědъ 'deciduous woods' or 'sparse woods', but neither of these is linguistically convincing.[4] In the past the German name was Flödnig.[2]

Church

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Ulrich (Slovene: Sveti Urh).[5]

References

  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 56.
  3. Medvode municipal site
  4. Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. pp. 383–384.
  5. Družina RC Church in Slovenia journal site


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