Re[2]: [tied] Re: Etymology of "Warsaw"

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 33997
Date: 2004-09-04

At 10:46:38 AM on Saturday, September 4, 2004, alex wrote:

> george knysh wrote:

>> ****GK: Apart from the fact that it is unclear what would
>> have been considered the "country" when the place was
>> first named, one thinks of the many locales called
>> "Komarno" even if not necessarily more infested by
>> mosquitoes than other such...*****

> that is interesting George. Komarno? There is a similar
> city in Rom. this is "Comarnic". what should mean
> "komarna" in Slavic/Polish?

Presumably from George's comment <Komarno> is a derivative
of Polish <komar> 'mosquito'.