^ Actually Rex, the word Obilic is a Serbian invention of the 19th century. His name was (according to who's myth you use), either Milosh Kopilic or Milot Kopili.
Albanian origin of this guy seems quite obvious since the name Milosh is considered to be derived from Albanian Milot (as no other slavs use it, only Serbs). His surname is Kopili which in modern Albanian means bastard child, but in old Albanian probably would have meant child, as it does in Romanian today.
Perhaps he is why the Serbian name Milosh has entered into popular use, obviously their version of the Albanian name Milot.
I don't see this necessarily as a black and white issue. "Milosh" would have been in the service of the Seriban king at the time. Whether or not he was Albanian is irrelevant because at that time he was celebrated as a hero by both sides.
The only reason we are even arguing this is because as of 1912 we have had an ongoing "beef" with Serbs which continues to this day.
The hero's first name, Miloš, is a Slavic given name recorded from the early Middle Ages among the Bulgarians, Czechs, Poles and Serbs. It is derived from the Slavic root mil-, meaning "merciful" or "dear", which is found in a great number of Slavic given names
Among the Serbs the word “Kosovo” is primarily related to the vast plain in the eastern part of todays province of Kosovo. It derives its name from the Serb word “kos” (“kosovo” – belonging to “kos”) which means a blackbird. The site of the famous battle was therefore the Fielf of Blackbirds (Kosovo Polje). More than 90% of geographical names in today’s Kosovo are of the Serb origin which proves the centuries long existance of the Serb people and its culture in this area. Albanians use the word Kosova which is derived from the Serbian word. Names of other cities also have their Albanian equivalent of Serb toponyms(Malisevo – Malisheva, Pec – Peja, Prizren – Prizreni, Pristina – Prishtine etc)
Metohia designates the western part of the today’s province of Kosovo. It derives its name from the Greek word (metohion, pl. metohia, meaning – monastery estates. In the Middle Ages all the most important Serb Orthodox Monasteries in the region had their estates in Metohia, especially vineyards near Orahovac.
ulf: There was volcano in Italy that shake the plates, and because this area lies on the rift between Eurasian and African tectonic plates it can be felt there. For the same reason earthquake near Crete occured hours ago.
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