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A member of one of the Slavic-speaking peoples of eastern Europe.
[Middle English Sclave, from Medieval Latin Sclāvus, from Late Greek Sklabos, alteration of Old Slavic Slověninŭ.]
(Peoples) a member of any of the peoples of E Europe or NW Asia who speak a Slavonic language
[C14: from Medieval Latin Sclāvus a captive Slav; see slave]
a member of a Slavic-speaking people.
[1350–1400; Middle English Sclave < Medieval Latin Sclāvus, Slāvus, akin to Late Greek Sklábos < a Slavic ethnonym (compare Slovak, Slovene)]
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|Noun||1.||Slav - any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Serb, Serbian - a member of a Slavic people who settled in Serbia and neighboring areas in the 6th and 7th centuries
Sorbian - a speaker of Sorbian
Cossack - a member of a Slavic people living in southern European Russia and Ukraine and adjacent parts of Asia and noted for their horsemanship and military skill; they formed an elite cavalry corps in czarist Russia
|Adj.||1.||Slav - speaking a Slavic language; "the Slav population of Georgia"|