Gozd, Kamnik

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Gozd
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Gozd is located in Slovenia
Gozd
Gozd
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°15′24.84″N 14°39′18.38″E / 46.2569000°N 14.6551056°E / 46.2569000; 14.6551056Coordinates: 46°15′24.84″N 14°39′18.38″E / 46.2569000°N 14.6551056°E / 46.2569000; 14.6551056
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Central Slovenia
Municipality Kamnik
Elevation 783.5 m (2,570.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 140
[1]

Gozd (pronounced [ˈɡɔst]; German: Goisd[2]) is a small village in the Municipality of Kamnik in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It includes the hamlets of Brška Vas (Slovene: Brška vas), Gornja Vas (Gornja vas), and Laze (German: Laase[2]), as well as several isolated farms: Zabrezje or Brezovje, Brezovnik, Repovničar, Kajžar, Strahon, Breg, and Zabrinje.[3]

Name[edit]

The settlement was historically attested under a variety of names: first as German Spizholz in 1257, and then as Latin in Silua (1313) and German auf dem Walde (1318). The Slovene name Gozd is semantically identical to the German and Latin names (meaning 'forest') and is derived from the common noun gozd 'forest'.[4] Locally, the settlement is known as Gojzd (adjective form gojški),[4] and the Gozd Pasture (Slovene: Gojška planina) on the Big Pasture Plateau (Velika planina) is named after the village.[5] In the past the German name was Goisd.[2]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Anne.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b c Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, pp. 24–25.
  3. ^ Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 177.
  4. ^ a b Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 147.
  5. ^ 'Čerček, Edvard. "Planine v južnih Kamniških Alpah (s karto v prilogi in 5 slikami v besedilu)." Geografski vestnik 20/21: 37–85, p. 60.
  6. ^ Družina Catholic Publishers' web site

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