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Praha - Ďáblice (Czech Republic)

Prague capital city

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Ďáblice flag

[Flag of Dablice] image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 10 May 2001, after image by Petr Exner

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, Trebova's 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 man's 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

Ďáblice coat of arms

[Dablice Coat of Arms]image from this site, located by Jarig Bakker, 18 Apr 2002