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Subject: Re: Korczak
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: August 3, 2005 at 4:37 PM
Reply to: Re: Korczak by Kynaston

Korczak is Polish for a wineglass, but I imagine the surname predates the use of glass for drinking vessels. An etymological dictonary might be useful here.
There is a place in Ukraine called Korchak (near Zhitomir), but a surname from that should be Korczacki. Also the word korshak is Ukrainian for eagle.
What I'm sure is relevant is that Korczak is a Polish "herb" name, but I don't want to tie myself in knots trying to explain what a "herb" is. I'll just say it's not botanical.

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