Re: Searching for Klinac family name

Predrag L. Stojkov (
Fri, 10 Jan 1997 17:05:33 -0500 (EST)

Dear Dave

In modern language of Serbs, Croats, Muslims and Montenegrians, KLINAC
means young boy (about 10 years old). Sometimes is that fraze used as
derogative ephiteth to say that someone is imature. I know about one
poet/entrateiner who had family name KLINCHICH (deminutive KLINAC): Palve

Another, maibe related word is KLIN=nail. I do not see at the moment what
is posible ethimology between KLIN and KLINAC (maybe that KLIN is small
like a KLINAC?)

That is about all that I know. Hopefuly it will help you somehow.

Best Regards
Predrag Stojkov

On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Caroline Denigan wrote:

> Dear Sen,
> I am a descendant of Jugoslav migrants in Australia and was searching for
> my mother's name "Klinac" and found it amoungst your YuQwest page as a
> word "klinac".
> I am aware that it means certain things in the Jugoslav languages...could
> you explain to me what YuQwest seems to be a poetry/artists
> group.
> Thanking you in advance,
> Dave Sanders
> P.S. This is my friend's e-mail address, please contact me at

Predrag L. Stojkov