Perhaps the Slav blood is responsible for much that is abnormal and unconventional.
“Ivan,” they cried, pushing a Slav forward, and retreating into the shadows.
The Ausgleich was of ill-omen to the Slav subjects of Hungary.
Without a word the stalwart Slav took him on his brawny shoulder.
Other Slav influences may be traced in the language, in the names of places and rivers.
It was to him a marvel that these people's mother-tongue was Slav.
In the western part of the state a Bohemian or a Slav can get only the German tongue.
A second time I glimpsed the Slav behind his veneer of civilization.
Thirty of these torpedoes, each a hundred feet long, dropping down on the very heart of the Slav invasion!
But his father was a Slav, and what is madness in an Englishwoman is sanity in a Russian.
late 14c., Sclave, from Medieval Latin Sclavus (c.800), from Byzantine Greek Sklabos (c.580), from Old Church Slavonic Sloveninu "a Slav," probably related to slovo "word, speech," which suggests the name originally identified a member of a speech community (cf. Old Church Slavonic Nemici "Germans," related to nemu "dumb;" and cf. Old English þeode, which meant both "race" and "language").
Identical with the -slav in personal names (e.g. Russian Miroslav, literally "peaceful fame;" Mstislav "vengeful fame;" Jaroslav "famed for fury;" Czech Bohuslav "God's glory;" and cf. Wenceslas). Spelled Slave c.1788-1866, influenced by French and German Slave. As an adjective from 1876.