noun Etymology: Polab, ultimately from Polabian po on + Låbí, the Elbe River Date: 1866 1. (or Polab) a member of a Slavic people formerly dwelling in the basin of the Elbe and on the Baltic coast of Germany 2. the extinct West Slavic language of the Polabians

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  • Polabian — noun West Slavic language, extinct in 18th century …   Wiktionary

  • Polabian — ISO 639 3 Code : pox ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Extinct …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • polabian — po·la·bi·an …   English syllables

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  • Polabians (tribe) — Polabian Slavs is often used as a general term for the West Slavs of Germany. This article is about the specific tribe called Polabians . The Polabians ( de. Polaben; la. Polabi) were a constituent West Slavic tribe of the Obotrites who lived… …   Wikipedia

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