Seeking the meaning of the surnames....MRNUSTIK & DLABAJ

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Seeking the meaning of the surnames....MRNUSTIK & DLABAJ

Postby Smetana » 23-Jul-08 4:23

Would appreciate any information on the meaning of the surnames of MRNUSTIK and DLABAJ.
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Postby Sova » 24-Jul-08 1:05

Dlabaj probably comes from the verb dlabat, to pick, chisel, gouge, peck. Dlabaj would be the adjectival participle form, e.g. [one who is] chiseling.

Mrnustik may come from mrně or mrňous. If so, a possible translation would be "little kid." Note the ending sounds more Slovak than Czech given the fact that it has a "u" rather than a "ou" in the stem.
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Postby Smetana » 24-Jul-08 3:15

Thanks again for the information.

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