Etymology of the Štětí name

It is not fully clear today what the original and the oldest name of our town, "styet", actually stood for. There is a certain analogy with Szczecin (Pomerania, Poland) because both Štětí and Szczecin have an identical stem as well as a similar position by a large river. There is one more explanation: "ščetie = a drapery brush", used in the past for brushing clothes.

Created 14.4.2011 12:42:51 - updated 20.2.2012 14:34:39 | read 3516x | tana


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