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[From Medieval Latin Sclāvōnia, Slavic lands, from Sclāvus, Slav; see Slav.]

Sla·von′ic adj.


(sləˈvɒnɪk) or


1. (Languages) a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, usually divided into three subbranches: South Slavonic (including Old Church Slavonic, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Bosnian, etc), East Slavonic (including Ukrainian, Russian, etc), and West Slavonic (including Polish, Czech, Slovak, etc)
2. (Languages) the unrecorded ancient language from which all of these languages developed
3. (Languages) of, denoting, or relating to this group of languages
4. (Peoples) of, denoting, or relating to the people who speak these languages
[C17: from Medieval Latin Slavonicus, Sclavonicus, from Slavonia]


(ˈslɑ vɪk, ˈslæv ɪk)

1. a family of languages, a branch of the Indo-European family, that includes Polish, Czech, Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, and Russian. Compare East Slavic, South Slavic, West Slavic.
2. of or pertaining to Slavic or its speakers.
3. of or pertaining to the Slavs: Slavic customs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Slavonic - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Balto-Slavic, Balto-Slavic language, Balto-Slavonic - a family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages
Church Slavic, Old Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic, Old Church Slavonic - the Slavic language into which the Bible was translated in the 9th century
Russian - the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia
Belarusian, Byelorussian, White Russian - the Slavic language spoken in Belarus
Ukrainian - the Slavic language spoken in the Ukraine
Polish - the Slavic language of Poland
Slovak - the Slavic language spoken in Slovakia
Czech - the Slavic language of Czechs
Slovene - the Slavic language of Slovenes
Serbo-Croat, Serbo-Croatian - the Slavic language of the Serbs and Croats; the Serbian dialect is usually written in the Cyrillic alphabet and the Croatian dialect is usually written in the Roman alphabet
Lusatian, Sorbian - a Slavonic language spoken in rural area of southeastern Germany
Macedonian - the Slavic language of modern Macedonia
Bulgarian - a Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria
Adj.1.Slavonic - of or relating to Slavic languages
slavonvieux slave


A. ADJeslavo
B. Neslavo m


[sləˈvɒnɪk] adjslave


ndas Slawische


[sləˈvɒnɪk] Slav£ic (Am) [ˈslɑːvɪk] adj & nslavo/a
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President Rumen Radev was received by Pope Francis, as traditionally each year the head of the Roman Catholic Church gives audience to Bulgarian representatives due to the Day of Slavonic Alphabet and Culture, reported BNR.
Established and new scholars consider such topics as the heading in South Slavonic copies of the Book of Exodus, the three Slavonic translation of the Greek Catena of Job, Muslim parallels to Slavonic apocryphal literature: the case of the Narration of How God Created Adam, towards the critical edition of the Vita Constantini, and biblical quotations in the oration for the nativity of the Theotokos by St.
The meeting was organized by the public association "Center of Slavonic Cultures", reports Turmush.
The festival has been organized by the Slavonic art forum "Gold Knight".
In the case of the Slavonic Dances and Legends, the choice was their most recent recordings, made in a studio by Sir Charles Mackerras.
Both Old Church Slavonic and the written culture of the Orthodox Slavs began with translations from the Greek, and translation has remained important down to the present.
At monument made in the form of a Russian Orthodox cross, flowers were laid by Russian Ambassador Vladimir Solotsinskiy, Bitola Mayor Vladimir Talevski, Russian Honorary Consul to Bitola Darinka Krstanova, Honorary Consuls of France and Slovenia Kaliopa Krivasija-Stilinovik and Mihajlo Mojsov, the presidents of the associations for Macedonian-Russian friendship, and representatives of the International Slavonic Institute in Bitola.