Slav


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Slav

 (släv)
n.
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.]

Slav

(slɑːv)
n
(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]

Slav

(slɑv, slæv)

n.
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)]

Slav

or Slav.,

Slavic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Slav - any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic languageSlav - 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"
Slavic people, Slavic race - a race of people speaking a Slavonic language
Serb, Serbian - a member of a Slavic people who settled in Serbia and neighboring areas in the 6th and 7th centuries
Croat, Croatian - a member of the Slavic people living in Croatia
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"
Translations
Slovan
slaavi
SlavenSlavenka
slav
слов'янинслов'янка

Slav

[slɑːv]
A. ADJeslavo
B. Neslavo/a m/f

Slav

[ˈslɑːv]
adjslave
nSlave mf

Slav

adjslawisch
nSlawe m, → Slawin f

Slav

[slɑːv] adj & nslavo/a
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My gay American horizons were bathed in the vast melancholy of the Slav, patient, agnostic, trustful.
began the priest in that voice, clear, not grandiloquent but mild, in which only the Slav clergy read and which acts so irresistibly on a Russian heart.
As the rage and fear-filled countenance of the Slav turned toward her Jane Clayton raised the heavy revolver high above the pasty face and with all her strength dealt the man a terrific blow between the eyes.
It was a working-man's home, and the owner was a Slav like himself, a new emigrant from White Russia; he bade Jurgis welcome in his home language, and told him to come to the kitchen-fire and dry himself.
But in us Slav who has done nothing, him I believe.
There were Slavonian hunters, fair-skinned and mighty-muscled; short, squat Finns, with flat noses and round faces; Siberian half-breeds, whose noses were more like eagle- beaks; and lean, slant-eyed men, who bore in their veins the Mongol and Tartar blood as well as the blood of the Slav.
He have follow the wake of the berserker Icelander, the devil-begotten Hun, the Slav, the Saxon, the Magyar.
Why, those first ragged Slavs in their first little deals with us only made something like two and three thousand per cent.
Beating Liverpool will be a tough ask and Slav may not be asked back for an encore.
Stone presents a history of the westernmost Slaves, set in the wide and fluctuating frontier between the German language and its Slav neighbors, extending roughly from the rivers Elbe and Saale in the west to the upper Oder and lower Vistula in the east.
Similarly, the Ukrainians, though mostly Slavs, are again divided along dialect and confessional lines, easily exploited by others.
On the occasion of the Day of the Macedonian and Slav missionaries, 24 May, which is a national holiday in the Republic of Macedonia, President Gjorge Ivanov sent greetings to Macedonian citizens saying, "today is the day when we honor the achievements of the Macedonian and Slav missionaries and teachers, the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius, when once again with immense gratitude we remember the priceless legacy they left not just us but all Slav peoples.