Osojnik (pronounced [ɔˈsoːi̯nik]) is a settlement north of Semič in southeastern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola. The municipality is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[2]

Osojnik is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°40′50.29″N 15°12′44.78″E / 45.6806361°N 15.2124389°E / 45.6806361; 15.2124389
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionLower Carniola
Statistical regionSoutheast Slovenia
 • Total2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
352.6 m (1,156.8 ft)
 • Total104

Name edit

Osojnik was attested in written sources in 1477 as Ossoynigk and Ossenigkh (and in 1674 as Ossoinigkh). The name is derived from the Slovene common noun osoje 'shady side' via the derived adjective osojen 'shady', referring to its geographical location.[3]

History edit

During the feudal era, Osojnik belonged to the Dominion of Gradac, although the vineyards were controlled by the Dominion of Krupa. The freeholder Janez Konda served as a judicial officer in Osojnik from 1727 to 1738. On 4 July 1943, Italian troops burned nearly the entire village while withdrawing before a Partisan attack at Hom Hill.[4]

Notable people edit

Notable people that were born or lived in Osojnik include:

References edit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Semič municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. pp. 294–295.
  4. ^ a b Savnik, Roman (1971). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 2. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 48.

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