a member of a Slavic people who once lived in the Elbe River basin and on the Baltic coast of northern Germany.
the extinct Slavic language
of this people.
Also, Polab /poʊˈlɑb/ [poh-lahb] Show IPA .
Origin: 1865–70; Polab
; compare German polabisch, Neo-Latin Polabicus;
ultimately from tribal name, formed with common W Slavic po-
along, bordering + Lab
) Elbe River (compare Czech Labe