Prostějov

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The town was originally called Prostějovice, which was derived from person personal name Prostěj +‎ -ovice, meaning "a village of Prostěj's people". Prostěj was an informal form of some compound personal name such as Prostimír or Prostislav, where the first component is derived from Proto-Slavic *prostъ (simple). For similar etymology see Budějovice or Hodějovice.[1]

The name Prostějovice was shortened to Prostějov in the 1st half of the 13th century.[2] Compare Holešov or Chomoutov.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈproscɛjof]
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  • Rhymes: -ɛjof
  • Hyphenation: Pro‧s‧tě‧jov

Proper noun[edit]

Prostějov m inan

  1. A city in the eastern part of the Czech Republic.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hosák, Ladislav; Šrámek, Rudolf (1980). "Prostějov". Místní jména na Moravě a ve Slezsku, vol. II. Praha: Československá akademie věd. Page 309–310.
  2. ^ Lutterer, Ivan; Majtán, Milan; Šrámek, Rudolf (1982). "Prostějov". Zeměpisná jména Československa. Praha: Mladá fronta. Page 246–247.