The union of the Southern Slavs was too remote, and the Italians would be kindly masters.
Everywhere the dawn was breaking for the Habsburg's Southern Slavs.
The Southern Slavs intend to quarrel with each other, to quarrel like brothers.
The chief national customs of the Southern Slavs are involved in a mass of superstition.
In the ancient Indian communities and the family communities of the Southern Slavs products were not transformed into commodities.
Jan. 28—Riot among Southern Slavs because of mobilization order.
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.