Definitions

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  • adj. Serbian.
  • n. A Serbian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Servia, a kingdom of Southern Europe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or belonging to Servia, a kingdom of Europe, situated south of the Austrian empire, and formerly subject to Turkey; pertaining to the Servians or to their language.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Servia; a member of a branch of the Slavic race dwelling in Servia: the term is applied by extension to inhabitants of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, etc., allied in race and language to the inhabitants of Servia.
  • n. A Slavic language spoken in Servia, Bosnia; Herzegovina, Montenegro, Dalmatia, Croatia, etc.
  • n. Also Serbian.

Etymologies

From Servia +‎ -an. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We had arrived at questions which – even in Servian – were most embarrassingly personal and physiological, when luckily one of the pigs got its head jammed in the petroleum can, rushed thus bonneted shrieking through the yard, and diverted the conversation.

    High Albania

  • I wrote my name in Servian in the monastery book, and we drove off.

    High Albania

  • But even the meal was a long and stiff viva voce examination in Servian.

    High Albania

  • The most ancient fortification of completed Rome, the so-called Servian wall and _agger_, enclosed a singularly large space, larger, we are told, than the walls of any old city in Italy; [35] it is likely that a good part of this space was long unoccupied by houses, and served to shelter the cattle of the farmers living outside, when an enemy was threatening attack.

    Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero

  • There were advances in civilization under them, the division of the people into classes took place, and at that period structures like the "Servian" wall were built.

    Outline of Universal History

  • Servian, which is identical with the Croatian, except that it is written in the Russian alphabet to which are added two or three letters unknown to Russian, whilst the Croatian (used by, the Roman

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • In the period which corresponds to the later kingdom, and roughly to the sixth century before Christ, and which we have called "Servian" for convenience, we have watched a primitive pastoral community, isolated from the world's life, turning into a small city-state with political interests, the beginnings of trade and handicraft, and various rival social classes; and we have seen how along with the coming of these outside interests there came various new cults connected with them, most of them implying entirely new deities, and only one or two of them new sides of old deities.

    The Religion of Numa And Other Essays on the Religion of Ancient Rome

  • As Edgar Wallace tells it in his short novel, in the early years of the last century, this fearsome foursome -- George Manfred, Leon Gonsalez, Raymond Poiccart, and a man known simply as Thery -- assassinated the leader of the Servian Regicides, shot a "poet-philosopher" whose sick thinking corrupted a generation of young people, and hanged a leader of the French Army in the Place de la Concorde.

    Jesse Kornbluth: They're Not Cops. But They Kill For Justice. They're 'The Four Just Men'

  • WPA secretaries also worked with the Servian Relief Committee, based in Switzerland.

    Pursuit of an 'Unparalleled Opportunity': The American YMCA and Prisoner of War Diplomacy among the Central Power Nations during World War I

  • A man who had been but a short time in Vienna, may himself be of pure German stock, but his wife will be Galician or Polish, his cook Bohemian, his children's nurse Dalmatian, his man a Servian, his coachman a Slav, his barber a Magyar, and his son's tutor a Frenchman.

    'The House of Wittgenstein'

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