Slovene

Slovene

[sloh-veen, sloh-veen]
noun
1.
one of a Slavic people dwelling in Slovenia.
2.
a South Slavic language spoken in Slovenia.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the Slovenes or Slovene.
Also, Slovenian.


Origin:
1880–85; < German Slowene < Slovene Slovệnec (noun), slovệnski (adj.), ultimately derivative of Common Slavic *slověninŭ Slav

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Slovene (sləʊˈviːn)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of Slovenia, its people, or their language
 
n
2.  Also: Slovenian a South Slavonic language spoken in Slovenia, closely related to Croatian
3.  a.  a native or inhabitant of Slovenia
 b.  a speaker of Slovene

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Slovene
1883, from Ger. Slowene, from Slovenec, the people's own name, originally lit. "Slav." A survival of the old native designation of the Slavic people, cf. O.C.S. Slovene.
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