Slovak

Slovak

[sloh-vahk, -vak]
noun
1.
one of a Slavic people dwelling in Slovakia.
2.
the language of Slovakia, a Slavic language closely related to Czech.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the Slovaks or Slovak.

Origin:
1820–30; < Slovak slovák, ultimately derivative of Slavic *slověninŭ Slav

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Slovak (ˈsləʊvæk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of Slovakia, its people, or their language
 
n
2.  the official language of Slovakia, belonging to the West Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family. Slovak is closely related to Czech, they are mutually intelligible
3.  a native or inhabitant of Slovakia

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Slovak
1829, from Fr. Slovak, from the people's own name (cf. Slovak, Czech Slovak, pl. Slovaci; Pol. Slowak; Rus. Slovak; Ger. Slowake).
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