Slavic

Slavic

[slah-vik, slav-ik]
noun
1.
a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, usually divided into East Slavic (Russian, Ukrainian, Byelorussian), West Slavic (Polish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian), and South Slavic (Old Church Slavonic, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene). Abbr.: Slav.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Slavs or their languages.
Also, Slavonic.


Origin:
1805–15; Slav + -ic

anti-Slavic, adjective, noun
non-Slavic, adjective
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Slavic (ˈslɑːvɪk)
 
n, —adj
another word (esp US) for Slavonic

Slavonic or esp (US) Slavic (sləˈvɒnɪk)
 
n
1.  a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, usually divided into three subbranches: South Slavonic (including Old Church Slavonic, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Bosnian, etc), East Slavonic (including Ukrainian, Russian, etc), and West Slavonic (including Polish, Czech, Slovak, etc)
2.  the unrecorded ancient language from which all of these languages developed
 
adj
3.  of, denoting, or relating to this group of languages
4.  of, denoting, or relating to the people who speak these languages
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin Slavonicus, Sclavonicus, from Slavonia]
 
Slavic or esp (US) Slavic
 
n
 
adj
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin Slavonicus, Sclavonicus, from Slavonia]

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