Časlav (name)

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Pronunciation [ˈtʃaslaʋ]
Gender male
Language(s) Slavic
Language(s) Slavic
Derivation ča- + slav[a]
Meaning "to await" + "glory"
Region of origin Slavic
Other names
Variant form(s) Čáslav, Čéslav, Czasław, Czesław

Časlav is a Slavic given name, which has several spelling variants: Časlav (Cyrillic: Часлав) in Serbian, Čáslav or Čéslav in Czech, and Czasław or Czesław in Polish. In medieval Greek texts, the name is spelled as Τζασϑλάβος. The name consists of two elements, ča and slav. The element ča is a Slavic root meaning "to await" or "to look forward to", expressing the idea that the child is an eagerly awaited gift. The element slav is very common in Slavic anthroponyms. It comes from slava "glory", and has the sense of "good name" in the given names.[1][2]

Notable people named Časlav:

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  1. ^ Miklosich, Franz (1860), Die Bildung der slavischen Personennamen (in German), Vienna: Aus der kaiserlich-königlichen Hoff- und Staatdruckerei, pp. 30, 98, 113 
  2. ^ Miklosich, Franz (1886), Etymologisches Wörterbuch der slawischen Sprachen (in German), Vienna: Wilhelm Braumüller, p. 30