Illyrian (Slavic) Tribes

Abri; Serbian surname Obrići, Obrenović, Branići; those who defend
themselves, defenders; fromSerbian o/d/braniti (defend)

Albanoi; family names Albijanić, Labanić; Labović, Albić, Alavanja, Labus;
toponyms Lab, Labin.Lapovo (obviously Albanoi and Labeati were the two names of
the same Slavic tribe called Labani or Labinjani (related to the Serbian verb
livati/liti (pour, libation); when prefixed by the preposition *sa- (with)
Labani could became S-labani, S-lavani (Slavs); of course these two names,
Labani and Slabani/Sloveni/Slavs are most closely related and I will explain it
soon in a new thread.

Amandes; Serbian tribe Mandići.

Andizetes; Serbian tribe Antići; ancient Antes; originally derived from the verb
goniti /drive, hunt/; hunters.

Ardiaei (Vardaei); Serbian surname Varda, village Varda in central Serbia;
related to Dardani, Serbian Tvrdani; Serbian varda is a apheresis of ut-vrda
(fortress; t/vrđava) and varda has the same meaning in Serbian as tvrđava

Ardian; same as above, varda.

Autariatae; those people were on and around the today's Serbian mountain Tara
(Western Serbia); Serbian surname Tarana; as we can see the names of the
mountain and the river ─ Tara are derived from the same source as the name of
the river Drina (Tara is the tributary of Drina) and the name of the ancient
Autariatae's centar Tariona (all words connected to the Serbian words teranje
(driving, forcing, urge or force /a person/ to an action), udariti, udaranje
(hit, strike, beat); hence also Illyrian-Slavic tribes Deuri (Serbian family
names Devrići, Deurići, Deure, Deronjići, Deretići; when we observe the Serbian
verb udarati/udariti (hit, strike, beat) and compare it with other Serbian words
as derati (flay), terati (force, drive, terrorize), trenje/treti (de-trition,
friction), sa-tirati (destroy) then we are getting a clearer picture what really
has happened, not only to the name of the Autariatae tribe but also we are going
to understand where the other tribe names (as above Deuri or even Dardani and
Dindari; cf. Serbian surname Tintor) originated from.

Breuci; probably Serbi Prečani; from the Serbian adverb preko (over, through,
beyond; in this case "beyond the river Drina" – Serbs from Bosnia).

Bylliones; Serbian tribe Bjelani; Serbian town of Bijeljina in Bosnia; Bjelice a
tribe in Montenegro.

Carni; Serbian surnames Carić/Karić, Karan/Caran also Zarić all related to the
word Car /Czar/).

Catari; Serbian family names Kotarica, Kotorić, Čotrić; from the Serbian kotar
(district) or četvrt (quarter, section).

Celegari; maybe Serbian family name Kolesar?; from kola “cart makers”; the name
acquired according to the proffesion they mostly were engaged with.

Ceraunii: Serbian Gorani, Goranci highlanders, people from mountains).

Daesitiates; Serbian family names Dostići, Dostanići; from Serbian dostignuti/dostići
reach, achieve, acomplish; cf. English destination (from Latin destino -are to
make fast, fix down; to fix, determine, settle, appoint)

Dalmatae; in the year 1983 Heinrich Kunstmann wrote a chapter in his book (Die
Welt der Slawen) under very interesting heading: Kamen die westslawischen
Daleminci aus Dalmatien? (Did the West-Slavic Daleminci come from Dalmatia?;
364-371). Kunstmann writes:

"Dass ebenfalls altsorbisches Glomac aus dem Landschaftsnamen Dalmatia enstanden
sein kann, hat eigentlich schon £. Schwarz überzeugend gezeigt. Mit vollem Recht
hat Schwarz aber auch altsorbisches Glomac, das noch heute in dem Namen der
Stadt Lommatzsch enthalten ist, mit dem dalmatinischen ON Glamoc in Verbindung
gebracht, was besagt, dass beide Toponyme Vertretungen für Dalmatia sind, ohne
dass dabei einem unbekanten alteuropaischen Volk die Rolle des tertium
comparationis zugewiesen werden muss."

Kunstmann follows Germania's Serbs called Dalminci/Glomači (Sclavi, qui vocantur
Dalmatii) to Illyria's Serbs, to Duklya/Dalmatia, to Dlamoch and Glamoch. He
also added that there would be no need to search for a certain Old-European
(extinct) people, because the etymology of the names Daleminci/ Glomači and the
Balkan Dalmatae/Glamoč is clearly Serbo-Slavic. Of course, Kunstmann was right,
because the Dalmatian name was born from the Gon-Bel-Gon basis; wherefrom the
Serbian word dolmača => dumača (valley, barrow, hole, pit); from Glumača (g=>d
velar to dental sound change; i.e. Serbian hum/humka (mound) from hlum or hulm/helm
(from humila => gomila heap; also known as mogila; this word suffered a very
hard transposition of sounds and syllables within the word); all finally related
to the Serbian word oblak (Serb. kobeljanje rolling about; kobeljanje oblaka
“rolling of the clouds”; Latin cumulus (heap, pile), accumulo -are heap up, pile
up; Serb. n/a-gomilati heap up, pile up). In reality, Serbian glumača and
dlumača/dumača have opposite meanings: Glumača/Glamoč/Glomač is the mountainous
area and Dlumača is a sub-mountainous region, which appeared to be a deep pit
when observed from the mountain's heights.

Daorsi; Tresići, Trsići; Serbian village Tršić where the great Serbian linguist
Vuk S. Karadžić was born; from trsiti se (be courageous), otresit
(self-assured); towns of Trsat in Dalmatia and Trieste in Italy Dardan; the
Serbo-Slavic tribe's family and personal names Turudići, Tvrdići, Turudija,
Darodan, Tvrdani (interesting in the Bible Darda is "a wise man" and in Serbo-Slavic
Darodan is "a gifted man") Dassaretae; Tesarić (Serbian tesar carpenter; daska
board, plank; also German Tischler, Tisch; Serbian Tesla, Teslić from verb
tesati hew; testera saw).

Docleatae; Serbian surmane Dugljević; village Dugulja (cf. Duklja the ancient
Serbian state) in Crna Gora /Montenegro/; related to Serbian dolina (valley) and
daleko (distant); wherefrom the words as Serbian adverb dug (long; from
Gon-Bel-Gon basis; do-/b/l-gna => dolina (dingle); do-/b/l-gna => du/l/gina =>
dlgina => dužina (length); dlgo => dugo (long).

Enchelaeae: probably Serbian surname Angelići, Anđelići; angel.

Glintidiones; Serbian family name Glintići; from glina clay.

Grabaei; Serbian Grabići, places as Grablje, Grabovo; from Serbian grabiti
(grab); cf. A kind of tree grab (hornbeam; Lat. Carpinus); cf. Serbian kriv
(curved), the well-known Serbo-Slavic tribe Krivići.

Japodes (Jafydes, Japydia, or Japygia, in Italy); probably Serbian surname
Japundža (japundža "a kind of a gown"; from Gon-Bel-Gon basis; Serbian /h/oble-gna
=> obleka (cloth) => oblačenje (clothing); the other possibility is the Serbian
word japadno "on the shady (shadowy) side of a hill"; japad => zapad (west);
this word is also derived from Gon-Bel-Gon Ur-basis /h/o-pal-gnuti => o/pa/l/dati
=> opadati (falling) => padati, palo (fall, fallen).

Illyri; there is no one in the world who can say that Illyrian language ever
existed; also, no one can say that Illyrians were ever a compact nation. The
name Illyric might be connected to the instrument lyra and Latin hilaro -are [to
make joyful, to cheer up]. In fact, Illyrians could be named Kolarići in Serbian
(cf. today pejorative name for Serbs and Yugoslavs in Germany – Kolaritsch). Of
course, the initial velar is omitted in Illyric, just as it happened in
thousands of other IE words (cf. Greek ήλιος/helios the sun). (H)elios (the sun)
was named like that thanks to the round shape of that star (Serbian kolo circle;
Greek κύκλος circle, κυλιστος twined in a circle). The Serbian word KOLO also
means 'dance' (Serb. kolo igrati – dance, celebrate; here we can see that Latin
celebratio clearly corresponds to the Serbian word 'kolovrat' [vrteti se u kolu
– to rotate in a circle]).

Now we know that Latin 'hilaro' is the same word as Serbian 'kolari' (those who
dance, celebrate, kolovrte or vrte se u kolu). The name Slavs also comes from
the verb 'slaviti' (celebrate or dance in a circle). Additionally, Serbian words
'slaviti' (celebrate) and 'sloboda' (freedom, liberty) came from the same paleo-basis
(shur-bhel-ghon). Interesting, the same logic was present when Albanians took
the Latin word 'hilaro' as their 'liri' (liberty; from hilabr => liber-).

Lopsi; Serbian tribe Lopušine; probably from Latin lupus (wolf); there is the
Serbian word lupež (rogue, villain), also lopov (thief).

Narensii; Neretvljani, Serbo-Slavic river Neretva, Nerodiva (fruitless), similar
to the river Nerodimka (from Nerodibka => Nerodivka; cf. Neretva) in Serbia
(also infertile, barren) that bore the name Rodimka (fruitfull, fertile), before
its bifurcation disappeared (desiccated); cf. the village Nerodimlje by the
reiver Nerodimka in Serbia, village Radimlje (near Stolac, Bosnia), and village
Radomlje (Slovenia), village Radovlje (Bosnia), village Radoblje (Croatia). In
these cases, there are two key words: radjati /rod, rodovi/ (to give birth,
genus, relatives) and the word radovati se (be joies), both closely connected
because the people of the Balkan consider the birth (especially the son's birth)
to be the greatest joy possible.

Ortoplini; obviously, the names Rodovlje (rodovlje relatives, genus), Rodoblje,
Radovlje, Rodimlje, Radimlje, which could also be derived from the Serbian word
rodoljublje (patriotism), Rodoljub (personal name; one who loves his nation) are
very close to the above tribe name – Ortoplini. As we know, the Greeks had a
custom of adding an initial vowel to the words of the foreign origin (cf. Slavic
Radgost, Greek Αρδαγαστος, Egypt/Αιγυπτος from Latin Coptus, Arabic qubtu).

Oseriates; there are many of Slavic tribe names well-known during the Middle
Ages: Krivići, Vjatići, Hrvati, Bodrići, Ljutići, Dragovići, Severjani
(Severci), Milinzi, Duljebi, Došani, Timočani, Strumičani, Pomorani, Rugini,
Poljani, Planjani; (all under the common name Sloveni /Slavs/); Even today,
Serbian people in Montenegro are organized in tribes: Vasojevići, Lješnjani,
Bjelice, Grbljani, Piperi, Crnmničani, Moračani, Rovčani, Ceklinjani, Njeguši,
Drobnjaci, Pivljani, Banjani, Paštrovići, Zećani, Mrkojevići, Bjelopavlići,
Cuce, Čevljani, Bratonožić, Herakovići, Mandići, Ozrinići, Pješivci, Zagarač i
Komani. In reality, any village of the Balkan Serbs/Slavs could potentially be a
new "Illyrian nation". Among medieval tribes was a tribe called Jezerci and that
Jezerci could be compared to the Illyrian Oseriates and to the Mentenegrin
Ozriniće (the author of this text belongs to the Ozrinic tribe).

Pannoni; there is a division between people living on mountains (Serb. Planinci,
ancient Plananji) and the people living in plains (Poljani); similar to the
above-mentioned division to Glomače (highlanders) and Du-l-mačane, Dalmate
(submountaines people).

Parentini; Serbian family name Parentići; for instance, there is a Serbian tribe
in Bosnia called Parjenice (in accordance with a certain implement in which the
cloth is steamed (Serb. para steam)

Plearaei; maybe Serbian pljevari (threshing people; Serbian pljeva (chaff).

Sardeati; Serdani; Serbian family names Srdići, Sredići; the hillock Srdj above

Scirtones; related to the Balkan PN Skadar, Skradin; Zagradjani, Zagorje;
Serbo-Slavic family names Zagorac, Škurtić. Škundrić.

Seleitani; probably Serbian surname Slatinjanin; Serbian slatina (salty land,
moor); from the Serbian verb zaliti/saliti wash down, suffuse; hence Serbian
zlato (gold) and surname Zlatanić.

Taulanti; cf, Serbian village Tulanovce (Talinovac); in fact, Taulanti is the
name similar to Dalmatae; Taulanti are the people living in valleys (Serbian
dolina, German Tal); Serbian family name Doljanin, Slovenian Dolanc; cf. village
Doljanovci (Slavonija/Croatia).

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2 Comments on “Illyrian (Slavic) Tribes”

  1. anonymous Says:

    Anonymous writes:This is quite pathetic. You are not content to own the land, you need to appropiate the illyrian history to yourself also. :)))

  2. anonymous Says:

    Njani qatje writes:Dusan Vukotic is the pinnacle of insanity. He is not capable of proceeding anything of worthy. Being unable to dissect any argument in logical fashion, he jumped with his esoteric mumbo-jumbo etymologies which fall short of convincing. I would not bother myself with far-fetched folk-etymologies provided by Duško Dugouško. The serbian explanation on Taulanti name is a butt of a joke. Get it straight, Dushko Dugousko, the ethnonym of Taulanti has long been settled. Their name has been frequently written as DAULANTI. The diphtong /-au/ is being monophtongized in line with Alb. phonetics which in turn yields DALLEN-DYSHE (''swallow'''). So there is no need for further complicated explanations. Thus the illyro-Alb. ''daula'' in no way can be matched up with slav. ,,Dolina'' (valley). Indeed it would be too time consuming to deal with the rest of Duguousko garbage etimologies. Most of his writings are fraught with serious inconstiencies as one may wonder if Dusko is mentally midget?!

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