noun Etymology: Middle English Sclav, from Medieval Latin Sclavus, from Late Greek Sklabos, from Sklabēnoi Slavs, of Slavic origin; akin to Old Russian Slověne, an East Slavic tribe Date: 14th century a person whose native tongue is a Slavic language • Slav adjective

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  • slav — SLAV, Ă, slavi, e, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Persoană care face parte din populaţia de bază a Rusiei, Ucrainei, Bielorusiei, Poloniei, Bulgariei, Cehiei, Slovaciei, Serbiei etc. sau care este originară de acolo; slavon (1); (la m. pl.) popor …   Dicționar Român

  • Slav. — «slahv, slav», noun, adjective. –n. a member of a group of peoples in eastern, southeastern, and central Europe whose languages are related. Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Moravians, Serbs, and Bulgarians are Slavs. –adj. of or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slav — late 14c., Sclave, from M.L. Sclavus (c.800), from Byzantine Gk. Sklabos (c.580), from O.C.S. Sloveninu a Slav, probably related to slovo word, speech, which suggests the name originally meant member of a speech community (Cf. O.C.S. Nemici… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Slav — Slav1 [släv, slav] n. [ME Sclave < ML Slavus: see SLAVE] a member of any of a group of Slavic speaking peoples of E, SE, and central Europe, generally divided into Eastern Slavs, Southern Slavs, and Western Slavs: see SLAVIC (n. ) adj. var. of …   English World dictionary

  • Slav — (sl[aum]v or sl[a^]v), n.; pl. {Slavs}. [A word originally meaning, intelligible, and used to contrast the people so called with foreigners who spoke languages unintelligible to the Slavs; akin to OSlav. slovo a word, slava fame, Skr. [,c]ru to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slav. — Slav. abbr. Slavic. * * * …   Universalium

  • Slav — [sla:v US sla:v, slæv] n someone who belongs to any of the races of Eastern and Central Europe who speak Slavic languages such as Russian, Bulgarian, Polish etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Slav — /slav/ (say slahv) noun 1. one of a group of peoples widely spread over eastern, south eastern, and central Europe, including the Russians and Ruthenians (Eastern Slavs), the Bulgarians, Serbs, Croats, Slavonians, Slovenes, etc. (Southern Slavs) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Slav — ► NOUN ▪ a member of a group of peoples in central and eastern Europe speaking Slavic languages. ORIGIN Greek Sklabos …   English terms dictionary

  • slav — an·ti·slav·ery; en·slav·er; pro·slav·ery·ism; slav; slav·dom; slav·ey; slav·i·cist; slav·i·cize; slav·ik·ite; slav·ish; slav·ish·ly; slav·ish·ness; slav·ism; slav·oc·ra·cy; slav·o·crat; slav·o·phile; slav·oph·i·lism; yu·go·slav·ia; yu·go·slav·ic; …   English syllables

  • Slav — /slahv, slav/, n. 1. one of a group of peoples in eastern, southeastern, and central Europe, including the Russians and Ruthenians (Eastern Slavs), the Bulgars, Serbs, Croats, Slavonians, Slovenes, etc. (Southern Slavs), and the Poles, Czechs,… …   Universalium

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