Vrbnik inscription

Here’s a photo on an inscription sent in by a visitor to Omniglot. It comes Vrbnik, a village on Krk, an island off Croatia.

Mysterious inscription from Krk

See a larger version of the image.

The alphabet is Glagolitic. Does anyone know what the language is and what it says?

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2 Responses to Vrbnik inscription

  1. Delodephius says:

    I can read Glagolitic, but I don’t have enough time right now to translate all of it. The title says Dr Dinko Vitezić, so it could be a headstone or just some plaque. Yes, it’s in Croatian.

  2. prase says:

    Nobody seems to be interested in transcribing this to Latin alphabet, so I had to do it myself. The text says

    ovu crkvicu sv. Martina na novo pregradi obskrbi i za svoj grob priredi
    Dr. Dinko Vitezić
    državni nadodvjetnik i zastupnik hrvatskoga naroda na zajedničkom saboru u beču
    god 1903
    P.U.M.

    Which means something like “Dr. Dinko Vitezić, state senior solicitor and deputy of the Croatian nation in the general council in Vienna, has newly divided (?), supplied (funded?) and made his grave of this church of St.Martin, year 1903″