Pronounced Pron. WRO-tswav
Other Forms FormsBreslau Vratislav
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Meaning & History
From the Old Polish names Wrocisław, Wrócisław or Warcisław, meaning a return to glory. Cognate with Czech Vratislav. It is associated with Vratislaus I of Bohemia, the legendary founder, but the first records of the city appear decades after his death. Currently the capital of Lower SILESIA in POLAND. Historically known as Breslau while under German rule.