Origin of the name MOMCHIL.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name MOMCHIL.
Bulgarian name, derived from the vocabulary word momche,
meaning "boy, youth."
"...Every momche who is a worthy descendant of the race that
fought to the death at Kossovo—the Field of the Black Bird—is of the
comitajia. We younger fellows are to be comitajia
also..." (Best Short Stories of 1918, O'Brien, 1919)
... A number of the Greek,
Bulgarian, and Russian horses are as much at home in the air as on the
ground. Dyuk's horse is spoken of as having pinions. Marko's
could soar high into the air and pursue a Vila (a kind of female
elf). Marko's mother's brother Momchil possessed a steed which
certainly had wings. They were of fine gauze or silk, evidently
invisible when not used; for when Momchil's faithless wife enters the
stable to cripple the animal, she burns them off, and Momchil is none
the wiser when he sets forth on his last ride... (Four Essays,