Podolševa

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Podolševa
Sveti Duh (until 1953)
Sv Duh-Podolševa.jpg
Podolševa is located in Slovenia
Podolševa
Podolševa
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°26′11.5″N 14°41′43.6″E / 46.436528°N 14.695444°E / 46.436528; 14.695444Coordinates: 46°26′11.5″N 14°41′43.6″E / 46.436528°N 14.695444°E / 46.436528; 14.695444
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Solčava
Area
 • Total 19.16 km2 (7.40 sq mi)
Elevation 1,064 m (3,491 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 71
[1]

Podolševa (pronounced [pɔˈdoːu̯ʃɛʋa] or [pɔˈdoːlʃɛʋa]; formerly Sveti Duh, German: Heiligengeist[2]) is a dispersed settlement in the Municipality of Solčava in northern Slovenia. Traditionally the area belonged to the region of Styria and is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[3]

Geography[edit]

The territory of the settlement includes Potok Cave (Slovene: Potočka zijalka), named after the Potok Farm.[4] The archaeologist Srečko Brodar carried out excavations at Potok Cave. The Bukovnik farm in the eastern part of the settlement, which lies at an elevation of 1,327 meters (4,354 ft), is the highest-elevation farm in Slovenia.[5][6]

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Duh (literally, 'Holy Spirit'), referring the local church,[7][8] to Podolševa in 1953.[9] The name was changed on the basis of the 1948 Law on Names of Settlements and Designations of Squares, Streets, and Buildings as part of efforts by Slovenia's postwar communist government to remove religious elements from toponyms.[10][11] The name Podolševa is a fused prepositional phrase that has lost its case inflection, from pod 'below' + Olševa, thus referring to the settlement's location below Mount Olševa. In the past the German name was Heiligengeist.[2]

Church[edit]

The local church is dedicated to the Holy Spirit and belongs to the Parish of Solčava. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1631.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 4: Štajersko. 1904. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 47.
  3. ^ Solčava municipal site
  4. ^ SlovLit: Potočka zijalka (Slovene)
  5. ^ Brenk, France, & Kazimir Rapoša. 1986. Slovenske gore. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba, p. 52.
  6. ^ Perko, Drago, & Milan Orožen Adamič. 1998. Slovenija: pokrajine in ljudje. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, p. 128.
  7. ^ Krajevni leksikon Dravske Banovine. 1937. Ljubljana: Zveza za tujski promet za Slovenijo, p. 173.
  8. ^ Savnik, Roman, ed. 1976. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 3. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. pp. 229–230.
  9. ^ Razširjeni seznam sprememb naselij od 1948 do 1964: preimenovanja, združevanja, odcepitve, pristavki, razglasitve in ukinitve. 1965. Ljubljana: Zavod SR Slovenije za statistiko, pp. 75, 101.
  10. ^ Premk, F. 2004. Slovenska versko-krščanska terminologija v zemljepisnih imenih in spremembe za čas 1921–1967/68. Besedoslovne lastnosti slovenskega jezika: slovenska zemljepisna imena. Ljubljana: Slavistično društvo Slovenije, pp. 113–132.
  11. ^ Urbanc, Mimi, & Matej Gabrovec. 2005. Krajevna imena: poligon za dokazovanje moči in odraz lokalne identitete. Geografski vestnik 77(2): 25–43.
  12. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 3382

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