Glinščica

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For the river with the same Slovene name in Italy, see Val Rosandra.
Glinščica Creek
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Part of Glinščica Creek in Ljubljana, between the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship and the Biotechnical Faculty
Country Slovenia
Basin features
Main source Toško Čelo
400 m (1,300 ft)
River mouth Gradaščica River
46°2′29.37″N 14°28′50.56″E / 46.0414917°N 14.4807111°E / 46.0414917; 14.4807111Coordinates: 46°2′29.37″N 14°28′50.56″E / 46.0414917°N 14.4807111°E / 46.0414917; 14.4807111
Physical characteristics
Length 7.90 km (4.91 mi)

The Glinščica (pronounced [ˈɡliːnʃtʃitsa]) is a stream in Slovenia.

Geography[edit]

The source of Glinščica Creek is on the eastern slope of Peštota Hill (590 m) below the settlement of Toško Čelo and north of the Kucja Valley. It then flows through the Ljubljana neighborhood of Glinica (or Glince), between the neighborhoods of Kamna Gorica and Podutik (where it is crossed by the stone one-arch Kavšek Bridge and a new bridge for motorized traffic), briefly along the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship, and then southwest of Rožnik Hill and through the Rožna Dolina neighborhood before joining the Gradaščica River in the Vič District. Most of its lower course through Ljubljana is channelized.

Name[edit]

Glinščica Creek was probably originally called the Glinica, from which the names of Ljubljana's Glinica and Glince neighborhoods were derived, after which the name Glinščica was re-derived from the settlement.[1][2] In any case, both the name of the stream and the name of the settlement are derived from the common noun glina 'clay' via the derived noun *glinьnica 'clay pit'.[3] The stream is also occasionally known as the Glanščica.[4][5]

History[edit]

Eyewitness reports state that Glinščica Creek was poisoned by seepage from the Big Brezar Shaft (Veliko Brezarjevo brezno) and ran red with blood after the post–Second World War massacre of POWs in the Kucja Valley.[6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melik, Anton, 1946. Ljubljansko mostiščarsko jezero in dediščina po njem. Ljubljana: Akademija znanosti in umetnosti, p. 43.
  2. ^ Melik, Anton. 1963. Slovenija: geografski opis. Ljubljana: Slovenska Matica, p. 205.
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 140.
  4. ^ Skok, Petar. 1934. "Iz slovenačke toponomastike II" Etnolog : glasilo Etnografskega muzeja v Ljubljani 7: 51–87, p. 76. (Croatian)
  5. ^ Bezlaj, France. 1956. Slovenska vodna imena. Ljubljana: Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti, p. 175.
  6. ^ Zbornik - koledar svobodne Slovenije (Buenos Aires: Svobodna Slovenija) 1955, p. 32.
  7. ^ Tolstoy, Nikolai, Matjaž Klepec, Tomaž Kovač, & Spomenka Hribar. 1991. Trilogija o poboju vojnih beguncev iz leta 1945: Vetrinje-Teharje-Rog. Maribor: ZAT.
  8. ^ Stanonik, Marija et al. 2001. Bela Ljubljana: zgodbe iz slovenske prestolnice. Ljubljana: Kmečki glas, p. 368.
  9. ^ Dežman, Jože. 2008. Poročilo Komisije vlade Republike Slovenije za reševanje vprašanj prikritih grobišč: 2005–2008. Ljubljana: Družina.

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