Peračica

Peračica (pronounced [pɛˈɾaːtʃitsa], in older sources also Pirašica,[2] German: Piraschitz[2]) is a settlement in the Municipality of Radovljica in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Peračica
Peracica Slovenia.jpg
Peračica is located in Slovenia
Peračica
Peračica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°20′21.53″N 14°14′33.59″E / 46.3393139°N 14.2426639°E / 46.3393139; 14.2426639Coordinates: 46°20′21.53″N 14°14′33.59″E / 46.3393139°N 14.2426639°E / 46.3393139; 14.2426639
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
RegionUpper Carniola
Statistical regionUpper Carniola
MunicipalityRadovljica
Elevation
455.1 m (1,493.1 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total33
[1]

NameEdit

Peračica was attested in historical sources in 1253 as Peraschiz (and as Pirisicz in 1353 and Peroczicz in 1358). The name is originally a hydronym, referring to Peračica Creek, which runs west and south of the settlement and is known for its tuff deposits. The name is derived from the verb prati 'to strike, beat'. It also refers to water falling over a steep cliff (cf. Peričnik Falls), and in standard Slovene has also developed into the sense 'to wash clothing' (via the sense 'to beat laundry').[3]

Peračica tuffEdit

An outcropping of Peračica tuff
A traditional tuff window casing
Peračica tuff

The area along Peračica Creek, especially Črnivec and Brezje, is known for its deposits of characteristic green oligocene volcanic tuff, referred to as peračiški tuf 'Peračica tuff'.[4][5] Mainly because it was easily cut, it was widely used in stonemasonry, particularly for door casings and window casings on traditional houses in the area.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna. 1906. p. 148.
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 304.
  4. ^ "Opuščen kamnolom tufa ob Peračici". DEDI - digitalna enciklopedija naravne in kulturne dediščine na Slovenskem. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Ramovš, Anton (1973). "Peračiški tuf - okrasni kamen tudi v Selški dolini". Loški razgledi. 20 (1): 125–127. Retrieved August 9, 2019.

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