Polabian

Polabian

[poh-lah-bee-uhn, -ley-]
noun
1.
a member of a Slavic people who once lived in the Elbe River basin and on the Baltic coast of northern Germany.
2.
the extinct Slavic language of this people.
Also, Polab [poh-lahb] .


Origin:
1865–70; Polab + -ian; compare German polabisch, Neo-Latin Polabicus; ultimately from tribal name, formed with common W Slavic po- along, bordering + Lab(a) Elbe River (compare Czech Labe)

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