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What is the meaning of Prague (Praha)?

You will find no end of guide books and other travel advice sources asserting that Praha translates as "the golden city" or some such. I spent a day skiing with the Czech Olympic Ski Team's physiclan and I asked him how Praha translates into Engilsh. He said, "It doesn't. Its just the name of a town."

I told him about the Golden City stuff, and he said, "I never heard any thing like that. Its nonsence . The closet Czech word to Praha translates as a small front stoop. "

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23257 posts

Why is this in the scams section? What part of the name history is a scam?

Posted by
3931 posts

I think the "ford" or "river crossing" is most likely; many towns all over the world are named for such features. Prague may be called "the golden city," but neither "gold" nor "city" sounds anything like that, not in any Slavic language I know.

Posted by
20566 posts

Just some good marketing in the middle ages.

Posted by
17618 posts

Just some good marketing in the middle ages.

Kinda like the Romantic Road in the 50s.

Posted by
3904 posts

This OP is a troll , check out some of the threads in Austria lately , A lot of spurious comments abut history .

Possibly. The recent thread complaining about the font used on this forum is a bizarre one started by the OP, then there is the thread complaining about posters asking simple questions.

Posted by
613 posts

Why is this in the scams section?

Because all the other categories were even worse fits

Posted by
3118 posts

I would think the "Czech Republic" section would be the perfect place for this topic, if it is a serious questions really wanting an answer.