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Is any significance to be read into the fact that the flag and arms
of Ďablice show a Christian cross over a Star of David, which is traditionally
a Jewish symbol. I ask this because the arms and flag of Ceske Tresov show
a medieval caricature of a Jew.
Ron Lahav, 10 Nov 2003
Cross above star is no symbol of victory over Jews or something. It
is a symbol of a Knightly Order of Bohemian origin. Ďáblice is a Part of
Prague (district Prague 8 I think).
Mr. Lahav mentioned Ceske Tresov - he meant Česka Trebova, I suppose. Well, Trebovaīs Arms are a little mysterious. It really shows a black rooster with Jewish head (a bearded head with yellow hat). Official blason from 1980 gives only "a rooster with a bearded manīs head in a hat with a ball on the top of it." Similar head has a certain Austrian (Styrian) town in its arms. It is called - Judenburg. So was it a Hebrew or not. In the second case it it quite obvious. But I disagree that Ceska Trebova Coat of Arms is a caricature; the real meaning of it is already lost in past. Ďáblice means She-Devil, in this case it is in Plural. This word is not necesary a sign of hell in our language. It could be (in certain specific circumstances) also very passionate women...
Aleš Križan, 11 Nov 2003
This is probably a pure coincidence but the French word "diabless"
seems to be related with "Ďáblice".
Ivan Sache, 12 Nov 2003