Slav

  • 1 slav — SLAV, Ă, slavi, e, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Persoană care face parte din populaţia de bază a Rusiei, Ucrainei, Bielorusiei, Poloniei, Bulgariei, Cehiei, Slovaciei, Serbiei etc. sau care este originară de acolo; slavon (1); (la m. pl.) popor …

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  • 2 Slav. — «slahv, slav», noun, adjective. –n. a member of a group of peoples in eastern, southeastern, and central Europe whose languages are related. Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Moravians, Serbs, and Bulgarians are Slavs. –adj. of or… …

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  • 3 Slav — late 14c., Sclave, from M.L. Sclavus (c.800), from Byzantine Gk. Sklabos (c.580), from O.C.S. Sloveninu a Slav, probably related to slovo word, speech, which suggests the name originally meant member of a speech community (Cf. O.C.S. Nemici… …

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  • 4 Slav — Slav1 [släv, slav] n. [ME Sclave < ML Slavus: see SLAVE] a member of any of a group of Slavic speaking peoples of E, SE, and central Europe, generally divided into Eastern Slavs, Southern Slavs, and Western Slavs: see SLAVIC (n. ) adj. var. of …

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  • 5 slav|er — slav|er1 «SLAY vuhr», noun. 1. a dealer in slaves. 2. a ship used in the slave trade. 3. = white slaver. (Cf. ↑white slaver) ╂[< slave + er1] slav|er2 «SLAV uhr», verb, noun. –v.i. to let saliva run from the mouth; drool: » …

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  • 6 Slav — (sl[aum]v or sl[a^]v), n.; pl. {Slavs}. [A word originally meaning, intelligible, and used to contrast the people so called with foreigners who spoke languages unintelligible to the Slavs; akin to OSlav. slovo a word, slava fame, Skr. [,c]ru to… …

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  • 7 Slav|ic — «SLAH vihk, SLAV », adjective, noun. –adj. of or having to do with the Slavs or their languages; Slavonic: »Slavic origin, Slavic heritage, Slavic music. –n. a language or the group of languages spoken by the Slavs, including West Slavic (Polish …

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  • 8 Slav. — Slav. abbr. Slavic. * * * …

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  • 9 Slav — [sla:v US sla:v, slæv] n someone who belongs to any of the races of Eastern and Central Europe who speak Slavic languages such as Russian, Bulgarian, Polish etc …

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  • 10 Slav — /slav/ (say slahv) noun 1. one of a group of peoples widely spread over eastern, south eastern, and central Europe, including the Russians and Ruthenians (Eastern Slavs), the Bulgarians, Serbs, Croats, Slavonians, Slovenes, etc. (Southern Slavs) …

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  • 11 Slav — ► NOUN ▪ a member of a group of peoples in central and eastern Europe speaking Slavic languages. ORIGIN Greek Sklabos …

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  • 12 slav|er|y — «SLAY vuhr ee, SLAYV ree», noun. 1. the condition or fact of being a slave. Many African Negroes were captured and sold into slavery. SYNONYM(S): bondage, serfdom, thralldom, servitude. 2. the custom of owning slaves. Where slavery is permitted,… …

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  • 13 slav|ey — «SLAY vee», n plural eys. Especially British Informal. a maid of all work …

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  • 14 slav|oc|ra|cy — «slayv OK ruh see», noun. 1. domination by slaveholders. 2. the body of slaveholders. ╂[American English < slave + ocracy, as in democracy] …

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  • 15 slav — an·ti·slav·ery; en·slav·er; pro·slav·ery·ism; slav; slav·dom; slav·ey; slav·i·cist; slav·i·cize; slav·ik·ite; slav·ish; slav·ish·ly; slav·ish·ness; slav·ism; slav·oc·ra·cy; slav·o·crat; slav·o·phile; slav·oph·i·lism; yu·go·slav·ia; yu·go·slav·ic; …

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  • 16 Slav — /slahv, slav/, n. 1. one of a group of peoples in eastern, southeastern, and central Europe, including the Russians and Ruthenians (Eastern Slavs), the Bulgars, Serbs, Croats, Slavonians, Slovenes, etc. (Southern Slavs), and the Poles, Czechs,… …

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  • 17 Slav — UK [slɑːv] / US [slɑv] noun [countable] Word forms Slav : singular Slav plural Slavs someone from Russia, Poland, or any of the other countries of central and eastern Europe where people speak a Slavic language …

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  • 18 Slav — noun Etymology: Middle English Sclav, from Medieval Latin Sclavus, from Late Greek Sklabos, from Sklabēnoi Slavs, of Slavic origin; akin to Old Russian Slověne, an East Slavic tribe Date: 14th century a person whose native tongue is a Slavic… …

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  • 19 Slav — [[t]slɑ͟ːv[/t]] Slavs N COUNT A Slav is a member of any of the peoples of Eastern Europe who speak a Slavonic language …

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  • 20 Slav — I [[t]slɑv, slæv[/t]] n. peo a member of a Slavic speaking people • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME Sclave < ML Sclāvus, Slāvus, akin to LGk Sklábos < a Slavic ethnonym (cf. Slovak, Slovene) II or Slav. peo Slavic …

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