Mystery Monday: Warslav

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish to browse other Mystery Monday names, there is an index.

Today’s name is a Low German form of a Slavic name — the deuterotheme makes that clear — but what’s not entirely clear is the exact root name. (We suspect that our tentative canonical form Warslav is not the one that will end up as the header name). Slavicists, this one’s for you! Got any suggestions? Please share in the comments!



Filed under crowd-sourcing, dictionary entries, mystery monday

2 responses to “Mystery Monday: Warslav

  1. Jörg Knappen

    I’d like to read this one as Watslav (with t instead of r) which would be a germanised spelling of Vaclav.

    There is an alternate possible interpretation, starting from Vratislav via Warcislav (both forms are attested) to Warslav.

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