Toponimy of Stomorska on the Island of Šolta

Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, No. 4 January 2011

Preliminary communication

Katarina Lozić Knezović   ORCID icon ; University of Split, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Anđela Sočo

pages 255-270



This paper presents the results of the field research conducted on the island of Šolta. It offers the etymology survey of the toponymy of Stomȏrska, never argued, nor thoroughly described before. The obtained results have been compared to the cadastral data and analyzed, using the descriptive method. The paper presents the brief overview of the basic features of Stomȏrska speech in conformity with several criteria, including the underlying languages criterion, along with the structural and semantic classification of toponyms. The paper offers inventory and etymology of the collected toponyms, including the toponyms in Stomȏrska and the surrounding area. The toponyms of Stomȏrska (like Klanac, Konopjica, Koška) are mostly of Slavic origin. The Roman toponyms are lower in number. The paper distinguishes here the toponyms dated in pre-Slavic and Dalmatian-Romance period (like Boč, Brke, Dešenja), and more recent Venetian and Italian ones (such as Bimbino, Điga, Fabrica). Given the fact that the Croats on Šolta have been farmers and stockbreeders since ancient times, the toponyms in hinterland are mostly of Slavic origin, while the toponyms on the coast are mostly of Roman origin. The toponyms of the combined Slavic-Romance origin, being the result of linguistic symbiosis of the two demos (like Bartulov Mul, Dolac Kod Boćate, Koludrov Dolac) are listed in the separate group.


dialectology; etymology; island of Šolta; Stomorska; toponymy