Godovič

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Godovič
Godovič.jpg
Godovič is located in Slovenia
Godovič
Godovič
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°57′52.4″N 14°4′52.33″E / 45.964556°N 14.0812028°E / 45.964556; 14.0812028Coordinates: 45°57′52.4″N 14°4′52.33″E / 45.964556°N 14.0812028°E / 45.964556; 14.0812028
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Gorizia
Municipality Idrija
Area
 • Total 15.13 km2 (5.84 sq mi)
Elevation 580.4 m (1,904.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 656
[1]

Godovič (pronounced [ɡɔdɔˈʋiːtʃ] or [ɡɔdɔˈʋitʃ]; German: Godowitsch[2]) is a settlement in the hills southeast of Idrija in the traditional Littoral region of Slovenia.[3]

Name[edit]

The name Godovič is based on a personal name with the root *god- (e.g., *Godislavъ, *Godimirъ, etc.), probably referring to something good or favorable. It is related to place names such as Godič, Godemarci, and Godeninci.[4] Locally, the name of the settlement has a mobile accent, pronounced [ɡɔˈdɔːvitʃ], genitive [ɡɔdɔˈviːtʃa].[5]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Urban and belongs to the Diocese of Koper.[6]

References[edit]

  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. 124.
  3. ^ Idrija municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 142.
  5. ^ Jakopin, Franc, et al. 1985. Slovenska krajevna imena. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba, p. 79.
  6. ^ Koper Diocese list of churches Archived March 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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