Luža, Kočevje

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Luža
Luža is located in Slovenia
Luža
Luža
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°44′35.28″N 14°57′3.70″E / 45.7431333°N 14.9510278°E / 45.7431333; 14.9510278Coordinates: 45°44′35.28″N 14°57′3.70″E / 45.7431333°N 14.9510278°E / 45.7431333; 14.9510278
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionSoutheast Slovenia
MunicipalityKočevje
Elevation
808.2 m (2,651.6 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Totalnone

Luža (pronounced [ˈluːʒa]; German: Lacknern[1] or Laknern[2]) is a remote abandoned former settlement in the Municipality of Kočevje in southern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[3] Its territory is now part of the village of Komolec.

Name[edit]

The Slovene name Luža is believed to derive from the Slovene common noun luža 'pond, pool, puddle', referring to a local geographical feature.[4] The German name Lacknern is believed to be of similar origin (cf. German Lache 'pool, puddle').[5] Other explanations connect the German name with Lackner 'settler'[6] or with the surname Lackner.[7]

History[edit]

Luža was a village inhabited by Gottschee Germans. It was recorded in the land registry of 1574 as having one full farm divided into two half-farms, and a population between seven and 10.[6] In 1869 and 1880 the village had two houses and a population of 21 and 22, respectively.[8] The village was abandoned by the beginning of the 20th century.

A logger's cabin remained at the site, but it was burned by Italian troops during the Rog Offensive in the summer of 1942.[9] The cabin was rebuilt after the war.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferenc, Mitja. 2007. Nekdanji nemški jezikovni otok na kočevskem. Kočevje: Pokrajinski muzej, p. 4.
  2. ^ Intelligenzblatt zur Laibacher Zeitung, no. 141. 24 November 1849, p. 42.
  3. ^ Kočevje municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 248.
  5. ^ Pintar, L. 1909. "Ortsnamen in Urkunden." Carniola: Mitteilungen des Musealvereins für Krain 2(3/4): 139–142, p. 140.
  6. ^ a b Petschauer, Erich. 1980. "Die Gottscheer Siedlungen – Ortsnamenverzeichnis." In Das Jahrhundertbuch der Gottscheer (pp. 181–197). Klagenfurt: Leustik.
  7. ^ Simonič, Ivan. 1935. "Kočevarji v luči krajevnih in ledinskih imen." Glasnik Muzejskega društva za Slovenijo 16: 61–81 and 106–123, p. 73.
  8. ^ a b Ferenc, Mitja, & Gojko Zupan. 2012. Izgubljene kočevske vasi, vol. 2 (K–P). Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani, p. 109.
  9. ^ Savnik, Roman, ed. 1971. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, p. 231.

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