Slavonic

Slavonic

[sluh-von-ik]
adjective

Origin:
1605–15; < Neo-Latin slavonicus, equivalent to Medieval Latin Slavon(ia) + -icus -ic

Slavonically, adverb
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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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