Talk:Grado, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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In Roman times the city was known as Gradus. Aquae Gradatae was the name of sea waters surrounding the city. The name comes from Slavic word 'grad', which can mean 'a castle' or 'a city'. Like Belgrade (Beograd) or Graz (Gradec; Styria). 184.108.40.206 07:48, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
- It's an absurdity, Gradus means "port of call" (the last one on the course for Aquileia) and slavonic people has nothing to do with its history or etimology. Citing German or Slavonic toponyms here is the same as inserting the Italian "Londra" in London because there are many Italians that lives there or visit the city, that is an absurdity. A rational principle is using Slavonic or Furlan toponyms if the municipality applies the Italian laws on linguistic minorities (like Slavonic toponyms in Gorizia or Trieste), or for precise historical reasons (like German toponyms in Gorizia or Trieste). None of this applies here.--Riccardo.fabris (talk) 13:16, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
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