Re: [sig] Digest Number 879
I believe that "Bohemia" comes from the name of the tribe that Romans found
while taking over Europe. Before that it could have their name, or maybe the
Romans made it up as a description.
As for it's modern usage, I have heard that the protestants that fled the
Czech lands after the Hussites were defeated had a reputation for being more
tolerant religiously. I can see why. Gradually "bohemian" became the more
versatile word that it is today.
I will look it up....
Your source for anecdotal evidence :-),
Darja z Prahy
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