Talk:Edessa, Greece

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The names of the cities in South Slavic languages[edit]

There seems to be an edit war concerning the name of this city in South Slavic languages. I would like to remind everybody that the names of cities in different languages do not mean any territorial or historical pretensions, they simply mean that other ethnic groups which are somehow related to the city have a different name for it. That's why we have a Turkic name for Skopje and Bitola. We even have a Greek name for them, although the relationship is very distant. The best solution is to state that Воден (Voden) is the name of the city in South Slavic languages. --FlavrSavr 17:36, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

I find your solution suitable and will stick to it, although South Slavic goes a bit broader than just Bulgarian and Macedonian, and I'm not sure whether Voden is the name they use in, say, Slovenian, Slovenia being quite far from Macedonia and our own perspective. Flag of Bulgaria.svg → Тодор Божинов / Todor Bozhinov → Talk 12:57, 21 January 2006 (UTC)


Vodena[edit]

See the article in Greek WP: el:Έδεσσα

Google has 348 entries for Βοδενά, for example:

Can anyone explain to me why the population is given as 25000 while the 2001 Census has 18200? tafi

Population[edit]

I have provided a reference that states the population in 1940 was 12,000 inhabitants, unless you provide a source that states that the population was unknown, IP user, your edits will be taken as vandalism. El Greco(talk) 20:00, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Etymology of name[edit]

The name "Edessa" has been connected to Phrygian "bedu" (water).

the consonantal roots seem to be completely wrong here to draw a relationship, so can anyone please enlighten?--121.216.193.134 (talk) 10:52, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes, the paragraph is awkwardly worded. Maybe I can find a better source for such a discussion Slovenski Volk (talk) 04:55, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Edessa is a Semitic name meaning new see Bernal[edit]

Edessa is a Semitic name meaning new see Bernal

Humanbyrace (talk) 20:49, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Edessa mint[edit]

There also exists coins of Gallienus from Edessa therefore Edessa had active mint until 268 AD (not only until 249 AD). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.102.40.180 (talk) 10:21, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Recent edits about Name[edit]

User IP 79.103... has removed the "Name" section and instead made a subsection "Etymology of the name Edessa" under the "History" section. This seems to me to be completely illogical. The name Edessa and the name forms Voden/Vodena etc. do not have the same etymological roots, and as the text stands now, it does not really say much about the etymology of either name. Furthermore, it is more or less standard to have a "Name" section in articles about places in areas with multiple language traditions.

User IP 79.103... has removed information about the Turkish and Aromanian name forms, which are completely relevant in the "Name" section (as they would have been in an "Etymology" section). These removals have not been explained in any edit summary.

User IP 79.103... is obviously not acquainted with the WP:BRD principle: If you make a BOLD edit and is reverted, the next step is to start a discussion in the talk page in order to make a consensus for your proposed change. Repeatedly to re-introduce the same contested edits is counterproductive and obstructive.

I will revert the last edit of User IP 79.103... Regards! --T*U (talk) 21:15, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Seems I did not get the chance to revert, because someone else beat me to it! --T*U (talk) 21:18, 20 April 2014 (UTC)