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leonardootto

06/26/2017, 2:39 AM
Hello everyone. Who knows more information about the word Kotlin. I know that is island name, but why the name of island is Kotlin?
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gildor

06/26/2017, 3:16 AM
Most probably it's from Russian "котёл" (kotyol) - kettle. This is very old name and nobody really knows why it called this way. There is a couple of legends. This kettle even placed on coat of arms of Kronshtadt (city on the Island) -

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/Coat_of_Arms_of_Kronshtadt_%28St_Petersburg%29.png

Also, there is the first logo of Kotlin ("Project Kotlin" in those days) -

http://www.h-online.com/imgs/43/7/7/0/6/9/0/Kotlin-1-faeceb80bae99ced-f2d73d118b33bc98.png

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voddan

06/26/2017, 5:46 AM
AFAIK the island had its name long before the Russians came to that region
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gildor

06/26/2017, 10:17 AM
I have no such information, all versions that I know related to kettle meaning. And word itself existing in many slavic languages