Now, no German and no Slavonic dialects give us either the meaning of the name Decebalus or any name like it.
Puritan to the core, he yet had proved true to his Slavonic birthright.
Thus perished Sviatoslav, in spite of his Slavonic name a thorough type of the Varangian chieftain.
They came as conquerors, but in time were absorbed in the more stable Slavonic type.
In the ninth century every man between the Elbe and the Niemen spoke some Slavonic dialect.
Kastorsky, in his “Slavonic Mythology,” p. 138, starts a theory of his own.
Only those eastern parts of Germany which were now occupied by Slavonic peoples remained uninfluenced by this rich civilization.
They sprang from the old Slavonic stock, and the Slavonic is very like the Keltic in nature.
But next to the Slavonic what tongues are nearest the Lithuanic?
They had all the delightful Slavonic zeal, the Slavonic dash, the Slavonic imagination.