Dobrava (toponym)

Dobrava (Doe-bra-va) is a toponym with Slovene origins, used in Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and Italy. It derives from the Proto-Slavic word dǫbъ meaning "oak". It can be translated into "oak grove" or "oak woods". The term dobrava is used exclusively for Quercus robur.[citation needed] Forests and other oak species have gained different sobriquets in modern usage. Toponyms that derive from the same root word, dob, are often confused with similar Slovene words — particularly dober and dobra, both meaning "good."[citation needed] In contrast to the term dobrava's specificity, however, dober and dobra may be used variably, as names for a miscellany of places.

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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Dubrava)
  • Bulgaria (Dabrava)
  • Czech (Doubrava)
  • Croatia (Dubrava)
  • Poland (Dubrawa)
  • Serbia (Dubrava)
  • Slovakia (Dúbrava)
  • Macedonia (Dobrava)