Sobieslaw

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Sobiesław
Gender male
Origin
Word/name Proto-Indo-European
Meaning *sap ('to know') + *ḱléwos ('fame, glory')
Other names
Alternative spelling Soběslav, Собѧславь
Variant form(s) Sobiesława (f), Soběslava (f), Собѧслава (f)
Related names Sobierad, Sobiemir, Sobiebor, Sophocles

Sobiesław (Proto-Slavic: *Sobęslavь, Polish: Sobiesław, Czech, Slovak: Soběslav, Old Church Slavonic: Собѧславь) is a very old Slavic given name, mostly common among the West Slavs. Because of folk etymology, it is popularly supposed to derive from sobie ("usurp, for me, myself") and sław ("glory, prestige"); however, it is actually derived from a Proto-Indo-European name meaning "wise-famous", cognate with Sophocles (roots *sap and *ḱléwos).[1] The feminine form is Sobiesława/Soběslava/Собѧслава.

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  1. ^ Adams, Douglas Q. Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997, p.390.