Dolnje Retje

Dolnje Retje (pronounced [ˈdoːlnjɛ ˈɾeːtjɛ]; in older sources also Dolenje Retje,[2] German: Unterretje[2]) is a small village southeast of Velike Lašče in central Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Central Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]

Dolnje Retje
Dolnje Retje c. 1930
Dolnje Retje c. 1930
Dolnje Retje is located in Slovenia
Dolnje Retje
Dolnje Retje
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°49′29.36″N 14°39′6.66″E / 45.8248222°N 14.6518500°E / 45.8248222; 14.6518500Coordinates: 45°49′29.36″N 14°39′6.66″E / 45.8248222°N 14.6518500°E / 45.8248222; 14.6518500
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionCentral Slovenia
MunicipalityVelike Lašče
Area
 • Total1.84 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
Elevation
575.5 m (1,888.1 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total56
[1]

NameEdit

The name Dolnje Retje literally means 'lower Retje', distinguishing the village from neighboring Gornje Retje (literally, 'upper Retje'). The name Retje (like the related name Retnje) is derived from the plural demonym *Vrětьjane, based on the common noun *vertьje, referring to a higher dry area in a damp or swampy area.[4]

Cultural heritageEdit

A small 18th-century chapel-shrine at the crossroads in the centre of the settlement is dedicated to Saint Roch.[5]

Notable peopleEdit

The Slovene writer, political activist, playwright, and critic Fran Levstik was born in the village in 1831. A commemorative plaque was unveiled in 1889 on what remains of the house in which he was born. In 1987 a bronze bust was also placed nearby.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 40.
  3. ^ Velike Lašče municipal site
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 353.
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 18468
  6. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 26276

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