Peričnik Falls

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Peričnik Falls in the summer

Peričnik Falls (pronounced [pɛˈɾiːtʃnik]; Slovene: slap Peričnik) is a waterfall in Triglav National Park, Slovenia.[1]

Geography[edit]

Peričnik Falls is one of the best-known waterfalls in Slovenia. It flows from a hanging valley in Triglav National Park into the glacial Vrata Valley, where the water of Peričnik Creek then flows into Bistrica Creek.[1] There are actually two waterfalls: Upper Peričnik Falls (Slovene: Zgornji Peričnik, 16 meters or 52 feet high) and Lower Peričnik Falls (Slovene: Spodnji Peričnik, 52 meters or 171 feet high).[1] The larger, lower waterfall is usually simply known as Peričnik Falls. A view of both falls is possible by crossing Bistrica Creek and ascending the scree slope a few dozen meters.

Name[edit]

The name Peričnik (in the local dialect also Perečnik) is ultimately derived from the verb prati, which originally meant 'to strike, beat'. It also refers to water falling over a steep cliff, and in standard Slovene has also developed into the sense 'to wash clothing' (via the sense 'to beat laundry').[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ramovš, Anton. 1994. Peričnik. Enciklopedija Slovenije, vol. 8, p. 302. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga.
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 304.

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Coordinates: 46°6′24.68″N 13°51′11.53″E / 46.1068556°N 13.8532028°E / 46.1068556; 13.8532028