Minerální prameny v severním povodí řeky Mže
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|Title:||Minerální prameny v severním povodí řeky Mže|
Jiskra, Zdeněk; Roztoky, Czech Republic
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Acta Onomastica, 50, 1, pp. 102-108
The paper is focused on the names of mineral springs in the central part of Western Bohemian Spa area, their origins and changes. The majority of those fountains was called after the neighbouring villages, where they are known by local inhabitants as sources of delicious water. This article concentrates on some of them, which got special names – originally after location, character and savour. During the 19th century, they were newly named – after saints, clergymen and royal personalities. The owners of mineral sources, who profited here heavily, led a struggle against competitors owning other springs and there and then, some wells were destructed. Other damages were caused by wrong amelioration or road construction. With the extinction of the well extincted even its name.